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Author Topic: Hep C Could Become Rare in the U.S. By 2036 ... If We Test More, 2026.  (Read 6921 times)

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Researchers recently created a mathematical model to predict how direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment and screening for the hep C virus will affect the future prevalence of the disease. Turns out testing has quite a lot to do with our ability to end the epidemic:

The model predicted that one-time hep C screening for baby boomers could identify 487,000 new cases of the virus over the next decade. With the availability of new drugs, hep C prevalence after that would be expected to plummet to just one in 1,500 people in the United States by 2036.

A one-time universal screen, on the other hand, could potentially identify 933,700 cases of hep C during that time frame -- and could lower hep C prevalence to the same level in just 12 years.

Read more: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/hep_C_rare_2501_26247.shtml


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