Hepatitis C Virus Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Natural History

  • Author: Francesco Negro, MD (More Info)
  • Editors In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 5/23/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Injection drug use is the most frequent means of transmitting HCV in the United States[CDC HCV FAQ Health Professionals]
  • HIV prevention programs have been effective in also reducing transmission of HCV
    • Nevertheless, incidence remains fairly high even in areas where such programs exist

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