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The Long-Term Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Prevention of Hepatitis C Virus Among Illicit Drug Users: A Modeling Study

Mehdi Javanbakht 1 , 2 , Alireza Mirahmadizadeh 3 and Atefeh Mashayekhi 4 , *
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1 Health Economics Research Unit, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
2 Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 HIV/AIDS Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
4 Health Management and Economics Research Center, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
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  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: February 01, 2014, 16 (2); e13484
  • Published Online: February 7, 2014
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 9, 2013
  • Revised: September 6, 2013
  • Accepted: October 7, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.13484

To Cite: Javanbakht M, Mirahmadizadeh A, Mashayekhi A. The Long-Term Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Prevention of Hepatitis C Virus Among Illicit Drug Users: A Modeling Study, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2014 ; 16(2):e13484. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.13484.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods and Material
4. Results
5. Discussion
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