Study pinpoints hepatitis C risk for Vancouver street youth

Vancouver street youth face an alarmingly high risk of hepatitis C infection because of a high incidence of injection drug use, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS tracked youth aged 14 to 26 over the course of six years.

Of 940 people recruited between September, 2005, and November, 2011, 100 tested positive for the disease at the outset.

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