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Author Topic: Hep C Rates Are High Among Both Older and Younger Drug Injectors  (Read 83 times)

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A majority of people who inject drugs (PWID) in several U.S. cities have antibodies that indicate current or past infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a study report published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

The study shows that HCV prevalence among younger drug injectors may be catching up to the high rates traditionally seen in older people, likely as a result of the ongoing opioid epidemic. The findings underscore the need for stepped-up syringe services and other harm reduction efforts.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/hep-c-rates-high-among-older-younger-drug-injectors

 


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