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Offering hepatitis C treatment at the point of diagnosis streamlines care, saving both time and money.
A day for people at risk for viral hepatitis to be tested, and for health care providers to educate patients about viral hepatitis testing.
Egypt has diagnosed 87% of people living with hepatitis C and provided curative treatment for 93% of those diagnosed.
The program supports American Indian/Alaska Native people, who experience the highest rates of hepatitis C virus infection.
Hepatitis C prevalence was higher among people with unstable housing and those who injected drugs every day.
Modern antivirals can cure 95% of people with HCV, lowering the risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure.
A Washington emergency room nurse was charged this month five years after being accused of passing on hepatitis C to 12 patients.
Older people, men and people living in poverty and lacking private insurance were more likely to have active HCV infection.
The CDC estimates that 21% of people living with HIV also have hepatitis C virus.
Hepatitis A and B declined in 2021, but new hepatitis C cases have doubled since 2014.
Study authors suggest obstetricians routinely screen all pregnant women for hepatitis C.
Researchers are working on a cure for hepatitis B and a vaccine and long-acting antivirals for hepatitis C.
About 40% of people worldwide are not aware that viral hepatitis is a leading cause of liver cancer.
Viral hepatitis could kill more people than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV combined if trends continue.
Testing a single blood sample for HCV antibodies and HCV RNA can identify more people who need treatment.
The proposal improves on current Medicare coverage, which allows cost-sharing fees and mostly excludes long-acting PrEP.
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