HCV Guidelines Updated

For those trying to stay up-to-date, a headline from The Onion: “Nation’s Third-Graders Now Eating At A Ninth-Grade Level”   .

And, from American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD):

AASLD and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA), released the latest section of www.hcvguidelines.org.

The new section, “When and in Whom to Initiate HCV Therapy,” offers clinicians information on:

  • How to prioritize patients who will derive the most benefit, or will have the greatest impact on limiting further HCV transmission.
  • When to treat patients with complications such as advanced fibrosis, compensated cirrhosis, liver transplant, or severe extra-hepatic complications.
  • Additional conditions that warrant prioritization of treatment.

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