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Most US Adults With Hepatitis C Unaware of Infection, Study Finds
“Patients being unaware of their hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is preventing the World Health Organization (WHO) from accomplishing its goal of eliminating HCV and hepatitis B virus as public threats by 2030. Although in recent years more patients have become aware of their hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, over 800,000 are still unaware of it and their subsequent liver disease risk, according to a study published by PLoS One.”

CG Public Health to host hepatitis C testing event
“Cerro Gordo County Public Health is hosting a free two-day hepatitis C testing event for those born from 1945-1965 and people considered high-risk. Testing will be held at CG Public Health 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 9. Appointments are required. Schedule your appointment online by visiting”

Replacing Meat with Plant, Dairy Protein May Benefit People With Cirrhosis
“A recent study suggests that replacing meat in just meal with protein from a plant or dairy source could improve metabolite signatures linked to hepatic encephalopathy in people with cirrhosis.”

NEW REPORT: Public Health Departments Lack Funding for Hepatitis Surveillance Systems
“Washington, D.C. – Today, HepVu and NASTAD, leading viral hepatitis organizations, released a new report showing U.S. jurisdictions continue to lack funding and resources needed to effectively implement viral hepatitis surveillance programs. HepVu and NASTAD conducted their second-annual survey of jurisdictions, which found that jurisdictions with viral hepatitis elimination plans increased from 43% in 2021 to 70% in 2022, while 20% of jurisdictions did not have dedicated staffing to conduct routine surveillance activities, and 35% of jurisdictions were not able to produce annual surveillance summaries including basic descriptions of viral hepatitis burden of disease.”

CDC Recommendations for Hepatitis C Testing Among Perinatally Exposed Infants and Children — United States, 2023
“This report introduces four new CDC recommendations: 1) HCV testing of all perinatally exposed infants with a nucleic acid test (NAT) for detection of HCV RNA at age 2–6 months; 2) consultation with a health care provider with expertise in pediatric hepatitis C management for all infants and children with detectable HCV RNA; 3) perinatally exposed infants and children with an undetectable HCV RNA result at or after age 2 months do not require further follow-up unless clinically warranted; and 4) a NAT for HCV RNA is recommended for perinatally exposed infants and children aged 7–17 months who previously have not been tested, and a hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV) test followed by a reflex NAT for HCV RNA (when anti-HCV is reactive) is recommended for perinatally exposed children aged ≥18 months who previously have not been tested. Proper identification of perinatally infected children, referral to care, and curative treatment are critical to achieving the goal of hepatitis C elimination.”


Expert talks innovative treatment plan for Hepatitis C in pregnancy and infancy