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Screening for Hepatitis C Virus: How Universal Is Universal?

Jhaveri, R.

Clin Ther. 2020 Jul 28


In March and April of 2020, public health authorities issued major updates to screening recommendations for hepatitis C virus infection. With the rise in cases driven by injection drug use coupled with access to highly effective therapies promising a cure, all adults aged ≥18 years should receive one-time hepatitis C virus antibody screening in any health care setting. Although the recommendation is dubbed "universal," this commentary reviews the details of the recommendations and discusses the high-risk populations not entirely captured with these changes.

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