hcv - who is at risk?
- Who is at risk and how do we identify them?
Hepatitis C: who is at risk and how do we identify them?
D. Goldberg1 and E. Anderson2 1Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Glasgow; 2Department of Public Health,
Lanarkshire NHS Board, Hamilton, UK
SUMMARY. The transmission of, and screening for, HCV
infection varies considerably throughout the world;
differences between resource-poor and resource-rich
countries are particularly pronounced. The perspective
of this review, principally, is that of resource-rich
countries. The UK, particularly Scotland, experience is
Keywords: hepatitis C virus, HCV testing, injecting drug user,
Scotland, screening, transmission.
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