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Title: People With HIV and Hep C Who Use Drugs May Underreport Alcohol Use
Post by: Hep Editors on June 15, 2020, 10:34:40 am
Clinicians looking to assess alcohol use among people with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) who use drugs may want to look to an objective measure rather than just self-reports for a more complete picture of this population’s drinking habits, Infectious Disease Advisor reports.

Risha Irvin, MD, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues from the randomized controlled Chronic Hepatitis C Management to Improve Outcomes (CHAMPS) trial enrolled 144 people with HIV and HCV coinfection who use drugs. They randomly assigned the participants to one of three treatment groups to assess the impact of a program of cash incentives and peer mentors on the uptake of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment and hep C cure rates.