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Why is there still hepatitis C transmission in Australian prisons? A case report

Harkness, B; Levy, Michael; Evans, R; Wenke, J


Background: The ability to cure hepatitis C viral infection, with specific reference to the prisoner population and the prison environment, will be challenged, even if opiate replacement therapy is concurrently offered, and even if bleach is available. The missing elements, widely available in the community, are a regulated injecting equipment exchange and tattooing parlours. Case presentation: We report a case of re-infection of hepatitis C in a prisoner treated with a direct-acting antiviral....[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Harm Reduction Journal
DOI: 10.1186/s12954-017-0201-y
Access Rights: Open Access


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