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Author Topic: Task Force Recommends Hep C Screening for All Adults  (Read 5269 times)

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Task Force Recommends Hep C Screening for All Adults
« on: October 04, 2019, 11:59:16 am »
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a new recommendation that all adults ages 18 to 79 should be screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV) at least once, regardless of risk factors. Those under 18 or over 79 should also be screened if they are at risk because, for example, they share syringes for injecting drugs.

The task force previously recommended one-time universal HCV screening only for baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965—the group that historically has had the highest hepatitis C prevalence in the United States. But in the context of the ongoing opioid epidemic, hep C rates have been rising among younger people as well.

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