Senior center-based hepatitis C screening in Baltimore

Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, Risha Irvin, Ayesha McAdams-Mahmoud, Shruti Hemendra Mehta, Alexander Niculescu, Jackline Lasola, Dorcas Baker, Arnold Eppel, Patrick Chaulk, Kathleen R Page, Mark Sulkowski, David L Thomas

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Abstract

Despite significant advancements in hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatments, the majority of individuals infected with HCV remain undiagnosed. We report on senior citizen center-based HCV testing in Baltimore, which revealed a 9.4% prevalence of infection. Our data suggest that community-based HCV testing and linkage to care in appropriate settings is feasible and high yield.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofv217
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Hepatitis C
  • Linkage to care
  • Senior citizen centers
  • Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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