Brian R. Edlin
The purpose of the proposed study is to examine the effectiveness of integrated care program for hepatitis C, addiction, and HIV prevention in active injection drug users (IDUs), in comparison with standard, separate treatment for each of these conditions. Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver failure and liver transplantation in the US, and the disease burden and health care costs are expected to dramatically increase in the coming decades. Successful methods for engaging active IDUs in treatment for substance abuse and hepatitis C will be critical to mitigating the extraordinary morbidity and mortality these epidemics will cause.
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