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Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C

According to findings of a new report, the risks injection drug users face for infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from sharing commonly used drug paraphernalia other than syringes, such as drug "cookers" and cotton filters.//

While many anti-drug campaigns have warned of the hazards of sharing hypodermic needles, the new study found that injection drug users who shared cookers--containers used to dissolve and heat illicit drugs including heroin and cocaine--were four times more likely to contract HCV. Those who shared cotton filters more than doubled their risk of contracting the virus. Sharing syringes and rinse water also boosted risk, but not significantly.

Dr. Lorna Thorpe of the University of Illinois at Chicago and colleagues felt that, in most injection sessions, drugs are placed in a cooker and dissolved in water. The solution is then drawn into a syringe through a cotton filter to strain out 'impurities. Thorpe's team followed 600 injection drug users from 1995 to 1998. All of the young adults in the study provided blood samples and those who did not already have HCV were retested 6 months and 1 year later.

About one quarter of the drug users were already infected with HCV at the beginning of the study, the authors report. During the study period, 30 more became infected with the virus. After adjusting for the sharing of syringes, the researchers calculated that injection drug users who shared cookers were more than three times more likely to contract HCV. Sharing cotton filters more than doubled a person's risk of contracting HCV, the report indicates.

Thorpe and colleagues feel that this study provides enough evidence that sharing of drug injection paraphernalia other than syringes may cause transmission of HCV among injection drug users, preventing messages and campaigns should be revised to alert active injection drug users to the importance of reducing or eliminating all equipment-sharing practices.'"/>




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