Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Scotland’s reduction in new HCV infections due to harm reduction, not treatment

Keith Alcorn 
Published: 12 June 2018

The reduction in new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections that has taken place in Scotland since 2008 is most likely due to increased provision of needle and syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy, rather than a reduction in the number of people with hepatitis C as a result of increased treatment of HCV infection, a modelling study published in the journal Addiction reports.

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