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: email@example.com.
Received for publication June 22, 2012, and accepted August 28, 2012.