Concordance between self-reported and actual hepatitis C virus infection status in a cohort of people who inject drugs

Daniel O'Keefe, Campbell K Aitken, Peter Gregory Higgs, Paul Mark Dietze

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Abstract

Accurate knowledge of individual hepatitis C virus (HCV) status is an important component of comprehensive health services for people who inject drugs (PWID). In this paper we compare the perceived HCV status of PWID in a longitudinal cohort study with their actual status, as verified by HCV-RNA testing. Methods. Participants who consented to blood testing at first follow up (352/688) were included. Self-reported HCV status (positive/negative/don t know), was compared with serology test results for participants
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208 - 210
Number of pages3
JournalDrug and Alcohol Review
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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