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Table 3 The most important risk factors and corresponding frequencies in Iranian HCV infected IDUs with or without HIV infection

From: Comparison of HCV viral load and its genotype distributions in HCV mono- and HIV/HCV co-infected illicit drug users

HCV infected IDUs Risk factor
Imprisonment (%) Tattoo (%) Multiple sex partners (%) Alcohol drinking (%)
HIV/HCV co-infected patients (n = 104) 81 (77.9%) 29 (27.8%) 29 (27.9%) 42 (40.3%)
HCV mono-infected patients (n = 541) 295 (54.5%) 161 (29.31%) - -
Total 384 (56.1%) 185 (27%) - -