Senior center-based hepatitis C screening in Baltimore

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2016-01-06
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Summary: 

Abstract


Despite significant advancements in hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatments, the majority of individuals infected with HCV remain undiagnosed. We report on senior citizen center-based HCV testing in Baltimore, which revealed a 9.4% prevalence of infection. Our data suggest that community-based HCV testing and linkage to care in appropriate settings is feasible and high yield.

Citation: 
Falade-Nwulia O, Irvin R, McAdams-Mahmoud A, Mehta SH, Niculescu A, Lasola J, Baker D, Eppel A, Chaulk P, Page KR, Sulkowski M, Thomas D. Senior center-based hepatitis C screening in Baltimore. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 6;3(1):ofv217. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv217. eCollection 2016. PMID: 26885546 PMCID: PMC4753348
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  • Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, MD