publication . Article . 2009

Risikofaktorer for hepatitt C-smitte blant sprøytemisbrukere

Randi Ervik; Kjell Skaug; Olav Dalgard; Tore Wælgaard Steen; Atle Egeland; Kostas Vilimas;
Open Access Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Den norske legeforening
  • Country: Norway
Abstract
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common among injecting drug users. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of risk behaviour and its association with HCV infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS All users of the needle exchange program in Oslo, within a given time period, were eligible for inclusion in this cross-sectional study; 327 chose to participate. The users were asked about type of drug use and risk behaviour for HCV exposure in a structured interview. Sera were drawn and tested for anti HCV (EIA-3) and HCV RNA (in- house PCR). RESULTS The prevalence of HCV RNA was 51 % and 81 % had anti-HCV. A multivariate analysis revealed positive ...
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Medical Subject Headings: virus diseasesdigestive system diseases
free text keywords: vitenskapelig (fagfellevurdert), rus, rusmisbrukere, Oslo, Hepatitt C, smittevern, General Medicine, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Chronic infection, Structured interview, Drug paraphernalia, Drug, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Hepatitis C virus, medicine.disease_cause, Heroin, medicine.drug, Paraphernalia, Multivariate analysis, business.industry, business
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