Injection drug use is the most frequently reported risk behavior among new cases of hepatitis C virus infection, and recent reports of increases in infection are of great concern in many communities. A CDC study assessed the prevalence and trends in injection drug use among U.S. high school students. In some geographic areas and population groups, an increasing or high frequency of injection drug use was found among high school students, who should be targeted for prevention. Read more in an American Journal of Preventive Medicine article here.
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