Female prisons ‘main reservoir’ for hepatitis C, key target for elimination initiatives

LONDON — A high intensity test and treat initiative for hepatitis C elimination in England proved to be beneficial for testing and treating incarcerated individuals, according to results at the International Liver Congress.“The [National Health Service] hepatitis C elimination program is working toward a shared goal of eliminating hepatitis C as a public health issue, in line with the proposed WHO goal, by 2030,” Beatrice Emmanouil, PhD, from NHS England, told attendees. “Prison populations are known to have a higher rate of people living with a hepatitis C infectionRead More

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