HCV

Predictors of Opioid Overdose in High-Risk Users

Predictors of Opioid Overdose in High-Risk Users

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Having a hepatitis C virus infection, witnessing a friend or others experiencing a drug overdose, and having a history of frequent buprenorphine treatment are factors that may predict the risk for opioid drug overdose in high-risk opioid users.

Methadone Maintenance Therapy Associated With Greater Access to Physician Care in HCV-Positive Drug Users

Methadone Maintenance Therapy Associated With Greater Access to Physician Care in HCV-Positive Drug Users

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The investigators suggest that enrollment in a methadone maintenance therapy program may be helpful in providing access to HCV care in people who inject drugs.

The Opioid Crisis and the Increase in Hepatitis C Virus Infections

The Opioid Crisis and the Increase in Hepatitis C Virus Infections

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The prevalence of opioid abuse has not only resulted in a substantial increase in drug-related deaths and HIV transmissions, but has also led to an increase in the number of people infected with HCV.

HCV Transmission Knowledge Among Opioid-Dependent Pregnant Patients

HCV Transmission Knowledge Among Opioid-Dependent Pregnant Patients

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Most opioid-dependent pregnant patients understand that intravenous drug use is a major transmission modality of hepatitis C virus.

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