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Author Topic: In Prisons, CDC-Advised Hep C Testing Protocol Misses Many Cases  (Read 5631 times)

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Correctional facilities that test for hepatitis C virus (HCV) based only on major risk factors, including baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) and people who inject drugs (PWID), miss many cases of the virus.

Publishing their findings in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of people entering the Washington state prison system between 2012 and 2016. That system offers routine opt-out HCV testing, in contrast with facilities that follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines recommending a one-time test for baby boomers and screening for those with risk factors for the virus, such as injection drug use.

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