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Title: Clinics Need to Increase HIV and Hep C Testing for People Who Inject Drugs
Post by: Hep Editors on July 10, 2020, 10:22:40 am
Health care providers are doing a woefully inadequate job of providing HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing to people who inject drugs (PWID), Healio reports.

Lara Bull-Otterson, PhD, MPH, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, and colleagues conducted an analysis of a nationwide health insurance database to determine the rate of HIV and HCV testing among PWID between 2010 and 2017.

The study authors considered an individual who had filed a medical claim with their insurer to be a PWID if they had at least one diagnosis, procedure or medication that indicated injection drug use.