Hepatitis A, B Susceptibility High in Patients on Methadone

Patients in methadone maintenance treatment facilities, known to be at higher risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection than the general population, might also have higher rates of vaccine-preventable hepatitis A (HAV) and B (HBV) infection, according to research presented at the American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting.

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Source: Medscape News Business of Medicine – December 2, 2011