Prevalence Estimation Of HCV Among People Who Inject Drugs In Belgium Through Respondent Driven Sampling, Capture-Recapture And Multiplier Method

Last updated on 23-1-2023 by Els Plettinckx

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Background: In Belgium, people who inject drugs (PWID) are at a high-risk of being infected by hepatitis C (HCV). Estimates about the number of people living with HCV in Belgium are rare and even less is known about the prevalence of HCV among PWID. Methods: Between February and April 2019, PWID were recruited in Brussels through respondent driven sampling (RDS). They were considered PWID when they had injected in the last 12 months. Every respondent was invited to a questionnaire and underwent a rapid HCV-test. For the same time period we also obtained pseudo-anonymized identifier informat…

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