Sex, ethnicity drive disparities in successful linkage to HCV care

SAN ANTONIO — Researchers observed sex-specific and ethnicity-specific disparities in successful linkage to care for chronic hepatitis C, including poor health literacy, lack of insurance, and fear of stigma that ultimately lowers screening and treatment rates, according to data presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.“These results confirm that disparities exist within the HCV care cascade,” Chantal Gomes, DO, from Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease.“In an effort to eliminate HCV, theseRead More

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