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Hepatitis C

Welcome to Hepatitis C Management Discussion Board! The Hepatitis C Management Discussion Board provides Infectious Disease Clinicians a platform to connect with colleagues to exchange information, case studies, complications, and new developments on matters concerning hepatitis C treatment and management. Certain case studies will be developed into clinical vignettes and will be available to Infectious Disease Clinicians for future reference. Please be respectful of all participants and their respective comments. Please read our Terms of Use and Discussion Forum Guidelines.


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CDC's John W. Ward, MD Expresses Importance of Testing for HCV
Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 2:04 PM
Joined: 2/20/2013
Posts: 40

Dr. John Ward, Director of Division of Viral Hepatitis of the CDC writes to healthcare practitioners stressing the importance of testing persons born between the years of 1945-1965 (Baby Boomer Generation) for Hepatitis C. Dr. Ward also highlights some key findings from the newly released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR), Vital Signs: Evaluation of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Testing and Reporting - Eight U.S. Sites, 2005-2011 and Testing for HCV Infection: An Update of Guidance for Clinicians and Laboratorians.


To read more, please click here: Dr. John Ward HCV Testing Letter



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