TITLE

Sex, Drugs, and Hepatitis C Virus

AUTHOR(S)
Hahn, Judith A.
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Infectious Diseases;6/1/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 11, p1556
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views related to the transmission of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) with reference to sexual intercourse and drug abuse. The author comments that the conflicting data about sexual transmission given in an article on transmission of Hepatitis C Virus published in the issue shows the difficulties in studying this phenomenon. According to the author, the remarkable challenge in studying sexual transmission of HCV is related to the inability to report injection drug uses.
ACCESSION #
25095382

 

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