A Public Health Approach to Hepatitis C Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

by Amitabh B. Suthar and Anthony D. Harries
PLoS Med 12(3): e1001795 – Published: March 10, 2015

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New oral short-duration regimens using direct-acting antiviral medicines for hepatitis C virus (HCV) have the potential to facilitate treatment and improve outcomes. Translating scientific advances into reduced disease burden requires well-designed programmes encompassing prevention, screening, treatment, and strategic information. Countries could integrate HCV prevention, screening, treatment, and strategic information into HIV/AIDS programmes for financial, infrastructural, and health workforce efficiencies.

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