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Interventions in the HCV care continuum

New systematic review in the journal International Journal of Drug Policy discusses published evidence-based interventions to enhance assessment, treatment, and adherence in the chronic Hepatitis C care continuum. Authors note that primary care settings represent key opportunities for HCV care linkage interventions, often within clinics that have prolonged engagement ...

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Focus on Hepatitis B and C risk based screening

Real-life clinical relevance of hepatitis screening in Germany: enhancing risk based screening strategies in primary care settings Effective screening programs are needed to identify HBsAg and anti-HCV positive patients. Population based anti-HCV screening of all adults born between 1945 and 1965 is recommended in the US. For hepatitis B, US-guidelines recommend ...

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Can hepatitis C be eradicated in the US?

An important commentary by Brian Edlin and Emily Winkelstein, published in August 2014 in the journal Antiviral Research, outlined key steps that should be taken to accomplish the elimination of hepatitis C in the United States (Edlin BR, Winkelstein ER. Antiviral Res. 2014;110:79-93). This article is freely available on the online AJM Hepatitis C Resource Center ...

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Rapid HCV testing in jails: linkage to care barrier

Rapid HCV testing within jails identifies previously unrecognized cases of HCV infection, but linkage to care after release is a major barrier One-third of all HCV-infected individuals in the USA pass through the criminal justice system each year, so at any given time the correctional population in the USA bears a heavy burden of HCV infection. HCV antibody ...

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Barriers to Hepatitis C Screening and Testing

US Healthcare Providers Share Perspectives on Barriers to Hepatitis C Screening and Testing In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that all individuals born during 1945 to 1965 (the birth cohort with the highest prevalence of HCV) receive a onetime test for HCV, assessment for alcohol use and intervention as indicated, and ...

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