Injection Drug Users and the Provision of Hepatitis C-Related Services in a Nationwide Sample of Drug Treatment Programs

Zdravko P. Vassilev, Shiela M. Strauss, Janetta Astone, Don Des Jarlais

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Drug treatment facilities are important sites for providing targeted prevention and health services to injection drug users (IDUs) who are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). A nationwide survey was conducted to examine whether differences exist in the HCV-related services provided by drug treatment programs that have varying proportions of IDUs among their patients. The results indicate that, overall, drug treatment programs with a greater proportion of IDUs offer significantly more HCV services as compared to programs with a smaller proportion of IDUs. However, important components of hepatitis C-related care, such as universal basic education and counseling about HCV and extensive HCV-antibody testing, are not yet being provided by all programs with a large proportion of IDUs among their patient populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-216
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
Volume31
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004

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Hepatitis C
Drug Users
contagious disease
Hepacivirus
drug
Injections
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics
Hepatitis C Antibodies
Health Services
Counseling
basic education
Education
counseling
health service
Population

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Injection Drug Users and the Provision of Hepatitis C-Related Services in a Nationwide Sample of Drug Treatment Programs. / Vassilev, Zdravko P.; Strauss, Shiela M.; Astone, Janetta; Des Jarlais, Don.

In: Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, Vol. 31, No. 2, 04.2004, p. 208-216.

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