Hepatitis C cure rates ‘jarringly low’ as many lack access to treatment

An analysis of data from 2013 to 2022 showed that only 34% of people diagnosed with hepatitis C in the United States were cured or cleared of the virus, with many still lacking access to highly effective treatments.Among the approximately 2.4 million people in the U.S. who are estimated to have HCV, up to 1 million do not know they have it, said Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, director of the CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.“It’s known as the silent killer because initial infection usually has few to no symptoms, but over time, the virus can slowlyRead More