Persons in correctional facilities in Canada: A key population for hepatitis C prevention and control Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • About one in nine Canadians who are infected with hepatitis C spend time in a correctional facility each year. With high rates of current injection drug use and needle sharing, this population may account for a large proportion of new infections. Any national strategy to address hepatitis C should include a focus on persons in correctional facilities, and should build on existing evidence regarding primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

publication date

  • September 2015