Published in Virus Weekly, April 29th, 2003
According to recent research from the United States, "cohort studies of young (aged 18-30 years) injecting drug users recruited in 1997-1999 in the Harlem and Lower East Side areas of New York City, New York, were used to assess the incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV)."
"HIV incidence was low at both sites: 0.8/100 person-years at the Harlem site and 0/100 person-years at the Lower East Side site," reported D.C. Desjarlais and coauthors at Beth Israel Medical Center.
"In contrast, HBV incidence...
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