HCV elimination program helps identify infection, begin treatment

Georgia’s hepatitis C virus elimination program made significant progress in helping diagnose patients and begin treatment, according to a study published in the Journal of Hepatology.“Screening programs for hepatitis C began in early 2015 in anticipation of the program launch in April of that year,” Francisco Averhoff, MD, associate from the CDC, and colleagues wrote. “As of December 31, 2018, a total of 1,101,530 adults (39.6% of the Georgian adult population) had been screening with a rapid anti-HCV test at various settings throughout the country.”ResearchersRead More

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