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Best strategies for global HCV eradication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23286849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Worldwide eradication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is possible through a combination of prevention education, universal clinical and targeted community screening, effective linkage to care and treatment with promising new direct-acting antiviral drug regimens. Universal screening should be offered in all healthcare visits, and parallel community screening efforts should prioritize high-prevalence, high-transmission populations including injection drug users, prison inmates and those with HIV/HCV co-infection. Increasing awareness of HCV infection through screening, improving treatment uptake and cure rates by providing linkage to care and more effective treatment, and ultimately combining education efforts with vaccination campaigns to prevent transmission and reinfection can slow and eventually stop the 'silent epidemic'.
Authors:
Liesl M Hagan; Raymond F Schinazi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver     Volume:  33 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1478-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  Liver Int.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160857     Medline TA:  Liver Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-79     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Affiliation:
Center for AIDS Research, Emory University School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, GA, USA.
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