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Researchers found that half of the cases diagnosed through this approach were among people born after 1965.
People in their 20s and 30s now account for more than a third of newly reported chronic hep C.
Updated recommendation includes testing for pregnant women during each pregnancy.
A Canadian hospital lab adapts two Roche diagnostic systems, allowing for over 2,000 COVID-19 tests a day. How many are in the U.S.?
All people ages 18 to 79 should be screened for hepatitis C virus at least once, regardless of risk factors.
The majority of new cases of hepatitis C occur among people younger than 30 who inject drugs.
“Why would you take something that’s out here helping the community? I can’t understand it.”
Wider screening would prevent liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and the need for liver transplants.
Help find the “missing millions” who don’t know they’re living with viral hepatitis.
Four things you should know to be #HepAware.
Nearly 3,800 patients at the New Jersey surgery center may have been exposed, though the risk of infection is low.
Health care facilities serving people who use drugs are well-positioned to initiate hepatitis C testing. But ’they don’t.
Thus far, no state prison systems have adopted the protocols that advocates are demanding.
Researchers modeled the differences between testing focused on baby boomers versus universal screening.
Researchers analyzed data on more than a quarter of a million teens and young adults attending federally qualified health centers.
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