Street youth at high risk of hepatitis C infection: study

A new study has found that Vancouver’s street youth are particularly vulnerable to hepatitis C virus infection.

The latest report from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, published Thursday in the British Medical Journal, says the prevalence of the virus (HCV) is alarmingly high among the group.

Of the 940 youth that were recruited into the At-Risk Youth Study and tracked from September 2005 to November 2011, 100 were found at be HCV position at the outset.

Matt Kieltyka reports

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