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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients with recent HCV infection (n = 17)

From: The natural history of recent hepatitis C virus infection among blood donors and injection drug users in the country of Georgia

  Total Population (n = 17) Patients with spontaneous clearance (n = 4) Patients with chronic infections (n = 13)
Age, median years (range) 31 (22–39) 30 (22–31) 32 (24–39)
Sex, n (%)
 Men 15 3 (20.0) 12 (80.0)
 Women 2 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0)
Probable mode of HCV transmission, n (%)
 Injection drug use 12 2 (16.7) 10 (83.3)
 Sexual contact 1 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
 Undetermined 4 1 (25.0) 3 (75.0)
HCV genotype, n (%)
 Genotype 1a 1   1 (100.0)
 Genotype 1b 9 2 (22.2) 7 (77.8)
 Genotype 2a/2c 3 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7)
 Genotype 3a 4 1 (25.0) 3 (75.0)