Hepatitis C virus treatment as prevention in people who inject drugs: Testing the evidence

Matthew Hickman, Daniela De Angelis*, Peter Vickerman, Sharon Hutchinson, Natasha Kaleta Martin

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Abstract

Eliminating HCV through scaling up treatment is a theoretical possibility. But empirical data are required to demonstrate that HCV treatment can reduce HCV transmission, which will require an improved evidence base and analytic framework for measuring PWID and HCV prevalence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-582
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • evaluation
  • hepatitis C virus
  • injecting drug use
  • prevention
  • treatment

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