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

Critics push back against hepatitis C screening advice, say boomers should be tested

"If we had clear data as to how much the costs of the drugs were going to be ... if we had a very clear sense of what was going on, we would be able to look at this again and reconsider the screening decision." Yes, well the prices have been lowered so what are you waiting for? --CD TORONTO -- When Walter Buchanan learned his brother-in-law needed a liver transplant because of advanced cirrhosis caused by a long-undiagnosed infection with hepatitis C, he ...