The Association between Use of Non-Injection Drug Implements and Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Status in Homeless and Marginally Housed Persons in San Francisco

The Association between Use of Non-Injection Drug Implements and Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Status in Homeless and Marginally Housed Persons in San Francisco

Up to 17 000 persons in the USA became infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 2007, and many cases have unknown transmission routes. To date research on transmission of HCV via shared implements used to snort or smoke non-injection drugs has been inconclusive. (Authors)

JOURNAL: Journal of Public Health (Oxford)
VOLUME: 34
ISSUE: 3
PAGES: 330-339
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
LOCATION: San Francisco, California