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Positive diagnostic tests and drug prescriptions dropped 40% in July 2020 compared with earlier years.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises screening during each pregnancy.
Despite new guidelines, too few infants born to mothers with hepatitis C were screened for the virus.
The majority of new cases of hepatitis C occur among people younger than 30 who inject drugs.
Wider screening would prevent liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and the need for liver transplants.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it will pay for hepatitis C tests for those at high risk for infection.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended screening for those at high risk of hepatitis B infection, including those with HIV.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated its recommendation to support hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing of all people in the United...
Statement from IDSA President David A. Relman, MD, FIDSA, on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendations on hepatitis C screenin...
Given that screening for hepatitis C involves a simple, inexpensive blood test, I would like to offer my own recommendations.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has refrained from recommending that all baby boomers undergo screening for hepatitis C virus.
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