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Routine rapid HCV testing cost-effective in younger generations

Routine rapid HCV testing cost-effective in younger generations
September 22, 2017

Routine rapid testing for hepatitis C virus infection among adolescents and young adults was cost-effective when implemented in communities with a high prevalence of the virus and injection drug use, according to results of a recent modeling study.

“In light of high rates of HCV infection among young adults, our findings provide information to inform recommendations for HCV testing among persons between 15 [and] 30 years of age,” Bruce R. Schackman, PhD, professor of health care policy and research at Weill Cornell Medical College, and colleagues wrote in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Akcea Therapeutics™ A Subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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