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Few infants tested for HCV after birth, more perinatal testing needed

October 24, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Very few infants in Philadelphia were tested for hepatitis C virus infection after birth despite mothers who reported being positive for the infection, according to data presented at IDWeek 2014. 

“Repetitive and conclusive testing of pregnant women and infants in their first 18 months is necessary to identify vertical transmission of HCV and initiate infected infants into care,” the researchers wrote in the abstract.

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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

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New therapies create 'optimistic time' for HCV, expert says

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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 1

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie and Genentech.

Physicians seldom experience a paradigm shift in disease management as great as that transpiring in HCV therapy. With…
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