Injection drug users with HCV history at risk for additional infections

An outbreak study based in West Virginia showed that people who inject drugs and have had hepatitis C are at risk for additional complications of injection drug use, including HIV hepatitis A and hepatitis B infection.“CDC previously documented that hepatitis C virus infection preceded HIV infection in an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs in Massachusetts from 2015-2018 at a median of 45 months, or more than 3 1/2 years prior to HIV infection,” Danae Bixler, MD, MPH, medical officer in CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, told Healio.She said that she and herRead More

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