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Hepatitis C Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men, San Francisco, 2011

Raymond, H. Fisher DrPH, MPH; Chu, Priscilla DrPH, MPH; Nieves-Rivera, Israel BS; Louie, Brian BA; McFarland, Willi MD, PhD, MPH; Pandori, Mark PhD

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182716e59
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Serum specimens collected during the 2011 round of National HIV Behavioral Surveillance among men who have sex with men in San Francisco were tested for hepatitis C virus antibodies. Hepatitis C virus infection was found among men who have sex with men with a history of intravenous drug use and those who were already human immunodeficiency virus infected.

Among 466 San Francisco MSM sampled in 2011, hepatitis C virus prevalence was 4.5% (95% confidence interval, 2.6–6.4). Among HIV-infected MSM, hepatitis C virus prevalence was 15.7% (95% confidence interval, 8.8–22.7).

From the San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA.

Supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Grant No. 5U38PS003170-01.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: H. Fisher Raymond, 25 Van Ness, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94102. E-mail: hfisher.raymond@sfdph.org.

Received for publication June 22, 2012, and accepted August 28, 2012.

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