“One of the most important findings of this work is that people who
inject drugs do want to be educated about the disease and that education
is associated with willingness to be treated,” said Dr. Andrew H.
Talal, a University at Buffalo professor of medicine and the study’s
The study, published online in the Journal of
Addiction Medicine, noted that injection drug use is a primary mode of
infection and, as such, addiction treatment significantly enhances the
ability of drug users to complete treatment for the virus.