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 1468-263XFull text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Social Work|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||HCV ; drug users ; injecting ; epidemic|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2011 11:31|
|Last Modified:||15 Jul 2016 01:12|
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