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Incarceration is likely to increase HIV and HCV transmission among people who inject drugs, new study finds

from University of Bristol via Medical Xpress

Injecting drug use, through the sharing of needles, syringes and other injecting equipment, is a primary route of transmission for both HIV and hepatitis C virus, blood-borne infections that cause considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide. New research led by the University of Bristol has found that, among people who inject drugs, recent incarceration was associated with an 81 percent and 62 percent increase in HIV and HCV acquisition risk, respectively. more


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