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An analysis of an insurance database found that just half of people newly diagnosed with HIV were tested for hepatitis C within a year.
A day for people at risk for viral hepatitis to be tested, and for health care providers to educate patients about viral hepatitis testing.
Researchers found that half of the cases diagnosed through this approach were among people born after 1965.
The CDC’s Know More Hepatitis campaign now features materials and resources designed to encourage all adults to get tested for hepatitis C.
People in their 20s and 30s now account for more than a third of newly reported chronic hep C.
Updated recommendation includes testing for pregnant women during each pregnancy.
A Canadian hospital lab adapts two Roche diagnostic systems, allowing for over 2,000 COVID-19 tests a day. How many are in the U.S.?
A recent analysis found that health care providers missed opportunities to test 90% of such patients.
Those who received blood or blood products prior to 1992 are at higher risk for hepatitis C.
All people ages 18 to 79 should be screened for hepatitis C virus at least once, regardless of risk factors.
New Hepatitis C Screening recommendations should grow from the knowledge we have, and correctly reflect the needs of the community.
The majority of new cases of hepatitis C occur among people younger than 30 who inject drugs.
“Why would you take something that’s out here helping the community? I can’t understand it.”
Ask Hep explains why people who are starting treatment for hepatitis C, should be tested for hepatitis B.
HCV incidence in a Canadian study was lower than rates seen in some European countries.
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