Department of Veterans Affairs' Hepatitis C Web Site Aimed at Veterans, Medical Practitioners
March 29, 2004
A comprehensive Web site on hepatitis C, www.hepatitis.va.gov, was launched in February through a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and University of California-San Francisco's Center for HIV Information. "This Web site will help both veterans and medical practitioners to understand this complex, long-term illness," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi. VA records indicate that the department cares for more HCV patients than any other medical system, treating more than 200,000 patients since 1996, including screening, testing, and care programs. The site has general information about HCV, which affects about 2 percent of the US population. It also offers HCV information for health-care providers, including best practices, guidelines, and slides.
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