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Author Topic: Hep C Testing and Treatment Rates Are High Among Australians Who Inject Drugs  (Read 5149 times)

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In Australia, where access to direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment has been unrestricted since March 2016, people who inject drugs (PWID) have high rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment.

Presenting their findings at the 53rd International Liver Congress in Vienna, Australian researchers from the ETHOS Engage study enrolled 507 PWID between May and November 2018. The participants were all attending drug treatment clinics or syringe services programs. Seventy percent of the group had injected drugs during the previous month, and 70 percent were currently receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD).

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