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Men and Black people were more likely to have antibodies against hepatitis C virus.
A recent study in Boston found that only 6% of people at detox centers who tested positive for either virus received follow-up medical care.
Factors associated with missing such initial medical appointments include having a mental health disorder and using drugs.
The annual scientific meeting on liver health revealed exciting new findings concerning the battle against the hep C epidemic.
Primary care physicians and ob-gyns are the top clinicians ordering such tests.
Linking people with hep C to care and treatment is vital for the push to eradicate the virus.
State laws that mandate health care providers to offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing can help significantly increase screening rates.
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