Should people at low risk for HCV infection be screened for the virus?

In April, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommended against hepatitis C screening among patients with a low risk for infection. Infectious Disease News asked Jordan Feld, MD, MPH, a scientist with the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, for his opinion on the matter. "With all the progress in HCV, the biggest challenge in the past few years has been trying to

More Canadian Liver Specialists Stress Urgency of 1-time-only Baby-Boomer Testing for Hepatitis C

National screening strategy for hepatitis C urged for Canada Canada should begin screening ‘Baby Boomers’ for the hepatitis C virus infection, since this age group is likely the largest group to have the illness, and most don’t know they have it, say a group of liver specialists in the Toronto Western Hospital Francis Family Liver Clinic. Unlike many other chronic viral infections, early treatment makes hepatitis C curable. In an article entitled, A Canadi