• Transmission, reinfection common in prisoners with HCV who inject drugs

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Hepatitis C transmission rates were high in Australian prisons and significantly correlated with injection drug use, according to a presentation at the International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users. Additionally, prisoners were doubtful of the long-term efficacy of treatment-as-prevention in the prison setting.“In the high-risk setting of the New South Wales prisons - where approximately one in four individuals have chronic hepatitis C infection and injecting drug use is prevalent - ongoing transmissions are common,” Andrew Lloyd, MD, FRACP, researcher with The Surveillance...
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