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Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults, Screening, 2020

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Recommendations: Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults

  • Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Screening -- Adults aged 18 - 79 years
    Grade: B
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults aged 18 to 79 years. 

    Frequency of Service:

    One-time screening for most adults.

    Periodically screen persons with continued risk for HCV infection (eg, persons with past or current injection drug use). There is limited evidence to determine how often to screen persons at increased risk. 

    Risk Factor Information:

    Asymptomatic adults aged 18 to 79 years (including pregnant persons) without known liver disease. 

    The USPSTF also suggests that clinicians consider screening persons younger than 18 years and older than 79 years who are at high risk for infection (eg, those with past or current injection drug use). 

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