Question #1: What hepatitis C risk factors are missing from these United Healthcare Hepatitis Screening Guidelines? (I’ll mention the ones I see missing later - want you to have a chance to answer first.)

  • Persons with a history of sexually transmitted infections (STI)
  • Men who have sexual relations with men
  • Persons with multiple sexual partners
  • Persons who have experienced Intercourse with trauma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected persons
  • Persons who have history of using injection and non injection illicit drugs
  • Persons born in regions or who have traveled to countries with high or intermediate prevalence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection
  • All pregnant women including those with a sexually transmitted infection (STI)
  • Persons who have received blood transfusion or organ transplantation before July 1992
  • Recipient of clotting factor concentrates made before 1987
  • Hemodialysis patients
  • Patients prior to initiating TNF blocker immunosupressive therapy
Question #2: Why is intercourse capitalized in this bullet, “Persons who have experienced Intercourse with trauma. ”Do you think the company’s spellchecker thought they meant Intercourse, PA? That sounds traumatic.