Hepatitis C and Injection Drug Use: A True/False Quiz

October 15, 2019
Veronica Hackethal, MD
Veronica Hackethal, MD

Sample: True or false? Most new hepatitis C virus infections occur among people who inject drugs. Plus 4 more questions on hepatitis C and injection drug use. 

Injection drug use is a common risk factor for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and while there are effective treatments available, injection drug-users often cannot afford the high costs. When left untreated, HCV can increase a patient’s risk for mortality. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, since 2012 there has been more deaths due to HCV vs 60 of the other reportable infectious disease combined. How much do you know about HCV in people who inject drugs (PWID)? Take our 5-question quiz below to find out.