Senior Center-Based Hepatitis C Screening in Baltimore

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Senior Center-Based Hepatitis C Screening in Baltimore

Authors

Falade-Nwulia, O.,Irvin, R.,McAdams-Mahmoud, A.,Mehta, S. H.,Niculescu, A.,Lasola, J.,Baker, D.,Eppel, A.,Chaulk, P.,Page, K. R.,Sulkowski, M.,Thomas, D.

Citation
2016
Open Forum Infectious Diseases

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Type
Prospective cohort
Virus targets
Hepatitis C
Interventions
HCV testing and linkage to Care
Linkage to care
Screening and diagnosis
Testing
Setting
National
Target populations
Birth cohorts of adults
Country of development
United States of America
Target location
United States of America
DOI
10.1093/ofid/ofv217
Testing strategy
Point-of-care antibody test (rapid test), Laboratory-based PCR/RNA (confirmatory) test
Point-of-care antibody test (rapid test)
Laboratory-based PCR/RNA (confirmatory) test
Countries of included studies
United States of America

Health outcomes

Receipt of antibody results,Number new diagnoses,Linkage to care,Loss to follow-up cascade

Testing strategy

Point-of-care antibody test (rapid test), Laboratory-based PCR/RNA (confirmatory) test

Abstract

Despite significant advancements in hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatments, the majority of individuals infected with HCV remain undiagnosed. We report on senior citizen center-based HCV testing in Baltimore, which revealed a 9.4% prevalence of infection. Our data suggest that community-based HCV testing and linkage to care in appropriate settings is feasible and high yield.

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22 Jan 2021