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Author Topic: Just 9 Percent of Americans With Hep C Have Been Cured  (Read 7271 times)

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Just 9 Percent of Americans With Hep C Have Been Cured
« on: July 23, 2014, 12:15:14 pm »
A new PLOS ONE meta-analysis of 10 journal articles published between 2003 and 2013 focusing on hepatitis C diagnosis rates, access to care and hep C treatment across the U.S. was recently published.

Here are the latest stats on the HCV epidemic:

    -An estimated 3.5 million people in the United States are living with hep C.
    -50 percent (1.7 million) are aware of their infection.
    -43 percent (1.5 million) have access to care.
    -27 percent (950,000) have received liver fibrosis staging.
    -17 percent (580,000) have undergone treatment.
    -9 percent (330,000) have been cured.

Read more: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/care_continuum_2501_25913.shtml
« Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 12:17:57 pm by Hep Editors »


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