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Screening for hepatitis B and hepatitis C: benefit unclear due to a lack of suitable studies

Risk-group screening for hepatitis C requires thorough accompanying evaluation Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are viral infections, which are mostly transmitted by blood. Often unnoticed, they can become chronic, causing…

New research aims to help improve uptake of hepatitis C testing

New research published in Scientific Reports shows persisting fears about HIV infection may impact testing uptake for the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). HCV infects the liver. If left untreated, it can cause…

Universal HCV screening on the way?

Move afoot to recommend testing for everyone regardless of perceived risk Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common bloodborne infection in the United States. In 2014, it killed more Americans than…

Universal screening for HCV superior to risk-based approach in pregnant women

SAN FRANCISCO — Universal screening of pregnant women at risk for hepatitis C was more efficient and cost-effective compared with risk-based screening, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting…

Health record prompts can improve hepatitis diagnosis

DENVER — One in five people with HIV have never been tested for hepatitis C and two-thirds of gay and bisexual men with HIV have not been tested for hepatitis C…

Reaching the men: who are the partners of the young women with HIV in South Africa?

In the high-prevalence countries of southern Africa, young women under 25 bear the brunt of the epidemic, with continued high rates of HIV infection. So much so, that epidemiologists at…

Thirteen countries from Asia and the Pacific plan scale-up of PrEP and HIV self-testing

BANGKOK – Representatives from 13 countries across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, from 29 to 31 October to develop road maps to implement and expand pre-exposure prophylaxis…

Researchers support universal screening to tackle rise in hepatitis C

Physicians are encountering a growing number of younger patients who are testing positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) fueled largely by the opioid crisis impacting communities around the country. That…

Majority of US young adults who use drugs are not tested for hepatitis C or HIV

Only about a third of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with opioid use disorder in the United States are screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV) or HIV, even though injection…

Older people less likely to be offered an HIV test in English sexual health clinics

Despite their mandate to offer HIV testing to all attendees, sexual health clinics in England are less likely to offer a test to older patients, according to an analysis of…

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