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Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] HCV & HIV info for Texas

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  • claudine intexas
    ... for ... That is some pretty scary info alley. 86% ??? I remember about 3 years ago in the SA newspaper it was stated that HCV was epidemic in Bexar
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 5, 2000
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      --- Alley/Pat <alleypat@...> wrote:
      > I have been scanning thru the Texas Dept of Health
      > information and it's amazing what I find :)
      >
      > In San Antonio, ...... At the Community Outreach
      for
      > Prevention of AIDS project, of 134 drug users who
      > reported current or past injecting, 86 percent were
      > HCV positive, and of 30 crack users who had never
      > injected, 33 percent were HCV positive. In addition,
      > a large treatment program reports that liver disease
      > is now the leading cause of death among their
      > patients.
      >

      That is some pretty scary info alley. 86% ??? I
      remember about 3 years ago in the SA newspaper it was
      stated that HCV was 'epidemic' in Bexar County. I
      wonder when more up-to-date info will be available.
      Claudine

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