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Hepatitis C testing and re-testing among people attending sexual health services in Australia, and hepatitis C incidence among people with human immunodeficiency virus: analysis of national sentinel surveillance data

  • David C. Boettiger1Email author,
  • Matthew G. Law1,
  • Gregory J. Dore1,
  • Rebecca Guy1,
  • Denton Callander1,
  • Basil Donovan1, 2,
  • Catherine C. O’Connor3, 4,
  • Christopher K. Fairley5,
  • Margaret Hellard6 and
  • Gail Matthews1
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:740

Received: 17 September 2017

Accepted: 22 November 2017

Published: 1 December 2017

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Original Submission
17 Sep 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
2 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nicholas Medland
18 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sherry Deren
17 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - David Boettiger
Resubmission - Version 2
17 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
1 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2848-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney, Australia
The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney and Sexual Health Service, Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia
Central Clinical School, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Viral Hepatitis Elimination Program, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia