Needle exchange programmes should do more to prevent transmission of hepatitis C virus

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.752 (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:752
  1. Chris Ford, General practitioner
  1. 97 Brondesbury Road, London NW6 6RR

    EDITOR,—The debate on whether asymptomatic people at high risk of hepatitis C should be screened shows that, whether we agree with screening or not, until more effective treatment becomes available the most appropriate strategy is prevention.1 The largest group of people who are at risk of hepatitis C are those who continue to inject drugs. Needle exchange programmes may …

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