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New agreement ensures coverage of prevention services for now, a move applauded by patient groups for those with cancer, HIV and more.
This ruling will affect millions and erect barriers to care, say patient advocacy groups representing those with cancer, HIV and more.
The Texas ruling builds on a case in which a plaintiff objected, on religious grounds, to providing free HIV prevention PrEP to employees.
People who were covered by Medicaid were less likely to be screened than those with private health insurance.
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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