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Adopting More Systematic Approaches to Hepatitis C Treatment in Correctional Facilities

Theodore M. Hammett, PhD
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Ann Intern Med. 2003;138(3):235-236. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-138-3-200302040-00021
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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common bloodborne virus in the United States: Approximately 2% of the adult population is infected with HCV. Although incidence of HCV infection has declined since the late 1980s, most infections remain undiagnosed and screening continues to increase. Diagnosed cases are expected to increase fourfold between 1990 and 2015 (1).

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