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Hepatitis C: The End of the Beginning and Possibly the Beginning of the End

Harvey J. Alter, MD; and T. Jake Liang, MD
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Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-0093.

Requests for Single Reprints: Harvey J. Alter, MD, Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Building 10/Room 1C-711, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892; e-mail, mailto:halter@dtm.cc.nih.gov.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Alter: Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Building 10/Room 1C-711, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Dr. Liang: Liver Diseases Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Room 9B16, Bethesda, MD 20892.

From National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;156(4):317-318. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-156-4-201202210-00014
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In this issue, articles by Rein and colleagues, Ly and coworkers, and Liu and associates examine HCV prevalence and the cost-effectiveness of screening and treatment. The editorialists discuss these studies and other developments in our understanding of HCV and herald an era during which HCV will become a largely curable disease.


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