Australia: Screening for Hepatitis C in Sexual Health Clinic Attendees
April 25, 2008
Research has shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence is higher among some patients of sexual health clinics than among the general population. In such clinics, screening for HCV may be universal, or it may be based on risk assessment. The aim of the current study was to explore the value of routine HCV testing among the patients of a sexual health center.
The authors concluded, "HCV testing based on clinician-led risk assessment is an effective approach to HCV screening."
02.2008; Vol. 5; No. 1: P. 73-76; M. Cristina Mapagu, Sarah J. Martin, Marian J. Currie, Francis J. Bowden
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