The Week in Review: February 2 – February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018 News Recap: Epidemiology: CTAC Launches Campaign to End Hepatitis C in Canada. The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) has published a white paper entitled, "The time has come to eliminate hepatitis C in Canada," which summarizes the increasing gaps in Canada's response to the hepatitis C epidemic and identifies seven calls-to-action. #EASLmono: Expanding the conversation on hepatitis elimination. The recent European...

HCV in Older Adults: Effects of Prolonged Infection, Aging-Related Mechanisms, and Treatment

More than 4 million people have been exposed to hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the United States. Although the rate of new HCV infections has decreased in recent decades because of improved blood screening measures and other efforts, the number of HCV-infected older adults with long-term infection has increased. Aging-Related Mechanisms "Aging-related mechanisms that have been postulated to increase the risk of liver disease outcomes in the setting of HCV in