Senior Center-Based Hepatitis C Screening in Baltimore
Receipt of antibody results,Number new diagnoses,Linkage to care,Loss to follow-up cascade
Point-of-care antibody test (rapid test), Laboratory-based PCR/RNA (confirmatory) test
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.