Towards developing a model of care for injecting drug users in hepatitis C treatment: assessing current services and identifying barriers to participation

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: March 2006
  • Expected end date: December 2007
  • Completion date: July 2008
  • Funded by: Curtin Strategic Research Scheme
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Document hepatitis C treatment services as they exist now; to assess current services ability to cope with an increase in people, including current injecting drug users (IDU) wishing to undergo treatment; to assess the level of interest among chronically infected individuals, injecting and non-injecting drug users; to explore treatment options and to document the barriers perceived by these people to accessing treatment.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Susan Carruthers, Curtin University

This project aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets:

Carruthers, S. and Ryan, C. (2012). Hepatitis C treatment and injecting drug users in Perth Western Australia: Knowledge of personal status and eligibility criteria for treatment. Journal of Substance Use, 17, (1), pp. 32-40. doi:10.3109/14659891.2010.513757 [RJ901] View web page