Understanding and Addressing Hepatitis C Virus Reinfection Among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Thomas C S Martin, Andri Rauch, Luisa Salazar-Vizcaya, Natasha Martin*

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Hepatitis C virus reinfection rates among men who have sex with men are high. Factors associated with infection point to varied sexual and drug-related risks that could be targeted for interventions to prevent infection/reinfection. Modeling indicates that tackling increasing incidence and high reinfection rates requires high levels of hepatitis C virus treatment combined with behavioral interventions. Enhanced testing strategies and prompt retreating of reinfection may be required to promptly diagnosed reinfections. Behavioral interventions studies addressing reinfection are required. Other interventions include traditional harm reduction interventions, adapted behavioral interventions, and interventions to prevent harms related to ChemSex and other risk factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-405
Number of pages11
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number2
Early online date16 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018


  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Prevention
  • Reinfection


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