|Titre :||Sharing of drug preparation equipment as a risk factor for hepatitis C (2001)|
|Auteurs :||H. HAGAN ; H. THIEDE ; N. S. WEISS|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||American Journal of Public Health (Vol.91, n°1, January 2001)|
|Article en page(s) :||42-46|
|Discipline :||MAL (Maladies infectieuses / Infectious diseases)|
Thésaurus mots-clésHEPATITE ; FACTEUR DE RISQUE ; ENQUETE ; VOIE INTRAVEINEUSE ; PREVALENCE ; ECHANGE DE SERINGUES
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the sharing of drug preparation equipment as a possible route of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission.
METHODS: HCV seroconversion was measured in a cohort of 317 injection drug users who tested negative for HCV antibody at recruitment.
RESULTS: Cumulative HCV incidence was 16.7% per year. Among those who did not share syringes, HCV seroconversion was associated with sharing drug cookers and filtration cotton (adjusted risk ratio = 5.9; 95% confidence interval = 1.1, 31.7); 54% of HCV infections in injection drug users who did not share syringes were attributable to cooker/cotton sharing.
CONCLUSIONS: Among injection drug users who do not share syringes, an important proportion of HCV infections may be attributed to cooker/cotton sharing.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||23|
|Centre Emetteur :||13 OFDT|
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