Hepatitis C and injecting drug use in prisons

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6958.876b (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:876
  1. A J McBride,
  2. I M Ali,
  3. W Cleee
  1. Llwyn-yr-Eos Clinic, Pontypridd CF38 1RN.

    EDITOR, - The debate about the risk of HIV transmission among injecting drug users in prison has completely overshadowed any discussion of the parallel threat of hepatitis C. In 1992 there were estimated to be 12 550 addicts in British prisons.1 The recent outbreak of hepatitis B and HIV in a Scottish jail has clearly shown that high risk behaviours are widespread in prisons …

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