Epidemiology and Transmission Issues: Studies that look at populations infected with hepatitis C as well as the transmission risk factors.



o       133. Chronic hepatitis C virus infection and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: a community-based prospective study on 19,565 residents in Taiwan

o       137. Evidence of international transmission of HCV in pan-European study of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM)

o       191. Prevalence and predictors of obesity among individuals testing positive for hepatitis C antibody in a multicultural, urban, tertiary care referral clinic (updated November 5, 2007)

o       872. A New Genotype of Hepatitis C Virus Originating from Central Africa (updated November 5, 2007)

o       873. Outbreak of a new hepatitis C virus subtype (subtype 1m) in a hemodialysis unit (updated November 5, 2007)

o       874 Hepatitis C virus RNA is Detected in Cervicovaginal Fluids of Menstruating Women, in a Menopausal Woman with Bloody Cervicovaginal fluid, but not in Women who have had Hysterectomy (updated November 5, 2007)

o       875. Hepatitis C testing, care and treatment: evolution over ten years in France (updated November 5, 2007)

o       876. Injection drug use, social networks and hepatitis C: understanding the behavioural and immunovirological factors leading to transmission - The Networks II Study (updated November 5, 2007)

o       877. Barriers to Healthcare Access Among Chronic Hepatitis C Patients (updated November 5, 2007)

o       886. Correlates of incident HCV infection and seronegative-immune status in high risk, IDU prisoners (updated November 5, 2007)

o       889 Community Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatitis C (updated November 5, 2007)

o       890. Does gender matter? A prospective evaluation of risk factors for HCV infection and treatment candidacy in women (updated November 5, 2007)

o       1364. Validity of Hepatitis C Antibody Testing in Uganda: A Comparison Study


        HIV/HCV Coinfection

o       135. Liver-related mortality in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients between 1995 and 2005 in the French GERMIVIC Joint Study Group Network (MORTAVIC 2005 Study in collaboration with MORTALITE 2005, ANRS-EN19)

o       138. HIV-HCV coinfection: similar rates of cirrhosis and death than HCV alone, outcomes not averted by HAART



o       134. Low uptake of treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a large community-based cohort of illicit drug users in Vancouver

o       1358. Evolution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) viremia in prospectively followed intravenous drug users (IVDU:s) with documented anti-HCV antibody seroconversion participating in a Swedish needle-exchange program (updated November 6, 2007)



o       136. Strong Association between Tattoos and Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Multicenter Study of 3,871 Patients