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Incidence and risk for acute hepatitis C infection during imprisonment in Australia

Dolan , Kate; Teutsch, Suzy; Scheuer, Nicolas; Levy, Michael; Rawlinson, William; Kaldor, John; Lloyd, Andrew; Haber, Paul

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To determine hepatitis C incidence and the demographic and behavioural predictors in seronegative drug injecting prisoners. Prisoners in New South Wales, Australia who: were aged 18 years and over; reported IDU; had been continuously imprisoned; had a documented negative HCV antibody test result in prison in the last 12 months; provided written informed consent. Subjects were interviewed about their demographic characteristics and detailed risk factors for transmission prior to, and since,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53191
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s10654-009-9421-0

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