USPSTF Invites Comment on Recommendation on Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults

Content From: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: September 20, 20191 min read


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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) seeks comments on a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adolescents and adults. The Task Force recommends clinicians screen all adults for hepatitis C infection.

This recommendation expands on the current hepatitis C screening recommendation which is based on a list of risk factors that may be difficult for health care providers to assess.

Any visitor to the Task Force website can comment on any of the listed USPSTF draft documents. However, readers should note that the USPSTF writes these documents for researchers, primary care doctors, and other health care providers, using medical and scientific language as appropriate for these audiences.

The draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review are available for review and public comment from August 27, 2019 to September 23, 2019 hereExit Disclaimer.