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Sleepwalking through an epidemic:why social work should wake up to the threat of Hepatitis C

Paylor, Ian and Orgel, Michael (2004) Sleepwalking through an epidemic:why social work should wake up to the threat of Hepatitis C. British Journal of Social Work, 36 (6). pp. 897-906. ISSN 1468-263X

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Abstract

One of the many consequences of injecting drug use is the potential risk to infectious blood-borne viruses. There is evidence that the risk of contracting Hepatitis C (HCV) is greater than that of HIV. Despite repeated warnings from a variety of sources and thousands of new infections among drug users each year and rising incidents of ‘'crack’ injecting, successive governments have failed to address a public health emergency of immense proportions - the HCV epidemic. This article explores this issue and the implications it has for social work.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Social Work
Uncontrolled Keywords: HCV ; drug users ; injecting ; epidemic
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 50675
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2011 11:31
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 19:42
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50675

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