Young people living on Vancouver streets particularly at risk of hepatitis C: study
VANCOUVER (NEWS1130)—The number of young people infected with hepatitis C on the streets of Vancouver is on the rise.
That’s according to a new study by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Dr. Scott Hadland with the Centre says drug use is the primary cause.
“When we looked at factors that were associated with developing hepatitis C, we found that injection drug use of heroin, cocaine, and crystal methamphetamine were the primary drivers of this risk profile.”
Martin MacMahon reports
Dianne Doyle, President & CEO, and Geoff Plant, Chair, PHC Board of Directors