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This ruling will affect millions and erect barriers to care, say patient advocacy groups representing those with cancer, HIV and more.
Plus: Over 10 prevention services related to hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections covered by the Affordable Care Act.
Patients allegedly failed to meet health care standards for those incarcerated with hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C screening orders jumped to 80% when doctors didn’t have to click to opt-in for patient screenings, a Penn Medicine study found.
Screening for hepatitis B virus and liver cancer prevention were promoted through the KakaoTalk app.
Men and Black people were more likely to have antibodies against hepatitis C virus.
A California law requires health care facilities to offer free testing for hepatitis B and C, making it the first state to do so.
The early cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
But experts suggest that a move toward universal hepatitis B screening and vaccination may be in order.
The hep C mortality reduction goal will not be met by any state, according to recent projections.
Researchers found that longer usage of injection drugs was positively linked to hep C testing.
Using a two-part testing plan could help identify those with advanced liver fibrosis among people with type 2 diabetes.
Researchers recommend screening for fatty liver disease within this population.
A fifth of the worldwide population with fatty liver disease consists of lean people.
This new test could “play an important role” in screening people who are at risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma.
All people ages 18 to 79 should be screened for hepatitis C virus at least once, regardless of risk factors.
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