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

“Irresponsible” not to adopt national hepatitis plan

Clinician-scientist Dr. Jordon Feld concludes that widespread screening and treatment for hepatitis will save the health care system money in the long run.Paul Webster, Toronto, Ont.March 10, 2016Fears about the high cost of hepatitis drug treatment must not delay action on a pan-Canadian hepatitis strategy, a coalition of 35 health groups charged in a statement released Mar. 10.Action Hepatitis Canada (AHC), which includes the Canadian AIDS Society and th