Survey of US correctional institutions for routine HCV testing

Curt G. Beckwith, Ann E. Kurth, Lauri Bazerman, Liza Solomon, Emily Patry, Josiah D. Rich, Irene Kuo

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Abstract

To ascertain HCV testing practices among US prisons and jails, we conducted a survey study in 2012, consisting of medical directors of all US state prisons and 40 of the largest US jails, that demonstrated a minority of US prisons and jails conduct routine HCV testing. Routine voluntary HCV testing in correctional facilities is urgently needed to increase diagnosis, enable risk-reduction counseling and preventive health care, and facilitate evaluation for antiviral treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Beckwith, C. G., Kurth, A. E., Bazerman, L., Solomon, L., Patry, E., Rich, J. D., & Kuo, I. (2015). Survey of US correctional institutions for routine HCV testing. American journal of public health, 105(1), 68-71. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2014.302071