Demonstration of near-elimination of hepatitis C virus among a prison population: the Lotus Glen Correctional Centre Hepatitis C Treatment Project

Bartlett, Sofia R., Fox, Penny, Cabatingan, Harris, Jaros, Anissa, Gorton, Carla, Lewis, Rhondda, Priscott, Eugene, Dore, Gregory J., and Russell, Darren B. (2018) Demonstration of near-elimination of hepatitis C virus among a prison population: the Lotus Glen Correctional Centre Hepatitis C Treatment Project. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 67 (3). pp. 460-463.

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Abstract

Micro-elimination of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection through rapid uptake of government-funded direct-acting antiviral therapy within an Australian prison setting is demonstrated. During a 22-month period, 119 patients initiated treatment for chronic HCV infection, with HCV in-prison viremic prevalence declining from 12% to 1%.

Item ID: 55032
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1537-6591
Keywords: HCV, prison, DAAs, elimination, treatment as prevention
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2018. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 07:40
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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