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BMC Infectious Diseases

Volume 14 Supplement 6

Viral Hepatitis and Drug Use in Europe

Research and Commentaries

Edited by Jeffrey V Lazarus and Kevin A Fenton

This publication has been produced with the financial support of the Drug Prevention and Information Programme (DPIP) of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the view of the European Commission. The publication charges for this supplement were funded by AbbVie as an unresitricted grant to Rigshospitalet, the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. AbbVie further co-funded the printing of the supplement. The peer review process was overseen by the Supplement Editors in accordance with BioMed Central's peer review guidelines for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

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  1. Content type: Research

    Behavioural surveillance among people who inject drugs (PWID) and testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV is needed to understand the scope of both epidemics in at-risk populations and to suggest steps to ...

    Authors: Robert Heimer, Ksenia Eritsyan, Russell Barbour and Olga S Levina

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14(Suppl 6):S12

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  2. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a major global health problem, which in high-income countries now mostly affects people who inject drugs (PWID). Many studies show that the treatment of HCV infecti...

    Authors: Mojca Maticic, Jerneja Videcnik Zorman, Sergeja Gregorcic, Eberhard Schatz and Jeffrey V Lazarus

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14(Suppl 6):S14

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  3. Content type: Research

    Unsafe injections, through infectious bodily fluids, are a major route of transmission for hepatitis B and C. Viral hepatitis burden among people who inject drugs is particularly high in many Member States of ...

    Authors: Alexander Spina, Irina Eramova and Jeffrey V Lazarus

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14(Suppl 6):S15

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  4. Content type: Research

    Fifteen million adults in the World Health Organization European Region are estimated to have active hepatitis C infection. Intravenous drug use is a major hepatitis C transmission route in this region, and pe...

    Authors: Jeffrey V Lazarus, Ida Sperle, Mojca Maticic and Lucas Wiessing

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14(Suppl 6):S16

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  5. Content type: Roundtable

    Authors: Jeffrey V Lazarus, Jens Lundgren, Jordi Casabona, Lucas Wiessing, Catharina Matheï, Peter Vickerman, Maria Prins, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Maria Kantzanou, Isabelle Giraudon, Marica Ferri, Paul Griffiths, Magdalena Harris, Margaret Walker, Lilyana Chavdarova, Eberhard Schatz…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14(Suppl 6):S18

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