Prevalence and incidence of HCV infection among Vietnam heroin users with recent onset of injection

Michael C. Clatts, Vivian Colón-López, Le M. Giang, Lloyd Goldsamt

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Abstract

HCV infection continues to spread at an alarming rate among IDU populations. The available evidence suggests that HCV is acquired relatively quickly following onset of injection. However, there are few prospective studies of HCV acquisition, particularly among IDU populations in resource-poor settings. A sample of young male heroin injectors with recent onset of injection (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-291
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Urban Health
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

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Keywords

  • Harm reduction
  • HCV incidence
  • Hepatitis C prevalence
  • IDU's
  • Onset and initiation of heroin injection
  • Vietnam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)

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Prevalence and incidence of HCV infection among Vietnam heroin users with recent onset of injection. / Clatts, Michael C.; Colón-López, Vivian; Giang, Le M.; Goldsamt, Lloyd.

In: Journal of Urban Health, Vol. 87, No. 2, 03.2010, p. 278-291.

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Clatts, Michael C. ; Colón-López, Vivian ; Giang, Le M. ; Goldsamt, Lloyd. / Prevalence and incidence of HCV infection among Vietnam heroin users with recent onset of injection. In: Journal of Urban Health. 2010 ; Vol. 87, No. 2. pp. 278-291.
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