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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…

“I approached him when he was in his good moods”: how pregnant women introduce HIV self-tests to their partners

Providing HIV self-testing kits to pregnant women to encourage HIV testing in their male partners is acceptable to men and women in Uganda, but women who are apprehensive about their…

NIH funds study to prevent, treat HIV among adolescents in poor countries

Study seeks to identify high-risk youth and get them into medical care. The National Institutes of Health has awarded $7.5 million for an international research program to prevent and treat…

All pregnant women in the United States should be screened for hepatitis C, say specialists

Hepatitis C specialists from several of the largest medical schools in the United States say that changes in the epidemiology of hepatitis C over the past decade make it essential…

World AIDS Day 2018 theme encourages everyone to know their HIV status

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”. Significant progress has been made in the AIDS…

Time to expand age base for HCV screening?

Bargain price of $11,378 per QALY gained for one-time, universal testing Compared with currently recommended birth cohort screening, universal one-time screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) for U.S. adults would…

How often should we test for hepatitis C in people who inject drugs?

The advent of oral directly acting antivirals heralds a new era in hepatitis C virus (HCV) management in which elimination is a realistic goal.1 A crucial element of the elimination strategy…

Little progress towards ‘test all baby boomers for hepatitis C’ since 2013, US study shows

The proportion of baby boomers who have been tested for hepatitis C in the United States since 2013 has increased only marginally despite a US Centers for Disease Control recommendation…

Hepatitis B and C epidemiology in selected population groups in the EU/EEA

The findings presented in this report will be part of the process of developing a European guidance for HBV and HCV testing and may provide support EU/EEA countries in the…

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