Eliminating hepatitis C Part 1. Finding your patients with hepatitis C
Draper, B., Layton, C., Doyle, J., Howell, J., Baker, D., Stoove, M., & Pedrana, A. (2019). Eliminating hepatitis C Part 1. Finding your patients with hepatitis C. Medicine Today, 20 (6), 34-40.
Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) can now cure almost all patients with chronic hepatitis C. This gives us the opportunity to eliminate hepatitis C from Australia. However, the number of people receiving DAA treatment is declining despite an estimated 165,000 people living with chronic hepatitis C. GPs have a key role in identifying and treating their patients living with hepatitis C if we are to reduce disease burden and achieve hepatitis C elimination.
Hepatitis C, diagnosis, treatment, elimination, Australia