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Home > Barriers to and facilitators of hepatitis C testing, management, and treatment among current and former injecting drug users: a qualitative exploration.

Swan, Davina and Long, Jean and Carr, Olivia and Flanagan, Jean and Irish, H and Keating, Shay and Keavney, M and Lambert, J and McCormick, PA and McKiernan, Susan and Moloney, J and Perry, N and Cullen, Walter (2010) Barriers to and facilitators of hepatitis C testing, management, and treatment among current and former injecting drug users: a qualitative exploration. AIDS Patient Care STDS , 24 , (12) , pp. 753-762.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

This qualitative study aimed to explore these issues with current and former IDUs in the greater Dublin area, Ireland. From September 2007 to September 2008 in-depth interviews were conducted with 36 service-users across a range of primary and secondary care services, including: two addiction clinics, a general practice, a community drop-in center, two hepatology clinics, and an infectious diseases clinic. Interviews were analyzed using a grounded theory approach.

 

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