Population-level estimates of hepatitis C reinfection post scale-up of direct-acting antivirals among people who inject drugs

Abstract

Scale-up of highly-effective direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Scotland has led to a reduction in prevalence of viraemia in this population. However, the extent of reinfection among those treated with DAAs remains uncertain. We estimated HCV reinfection rates among PWID in Scotland by treatment setting, pre and post-introduction of DAAs, and the potential number of undiagnosed reinfections resulting from incomplete follow-up testing.

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Journal of Hepatology
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Alan Yeung
Research Fellow and Analyst

Applied statistician, currently working mainly on blood borne viruses. Supporter of all things R.