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Survey of injecting drug users’ health shows mixed picture

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 06 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4276
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The proportion of injecting drug users in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland who were protected against hepatitis B last year rose to the highest level in more than 10 years, show new data. But the prevalence of hepatitis C is rising, especially among younger drug users.

    The figures come from an annual survey carried out by the Health Protection Agency on a sample of more than 3000 injecting drug users who use services at 60 specialist drug agencies.

    It shows that …

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