Title

HCV in people who inject drugs: A neglected epidemic

Document Type

Commentary

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Despite the serious health implications of hepatitis C virus (HCV), especially in the context of concurrent HIV infection, its prevention and management has not been a national health priority in India. With the advent of highly efficacious direct acting antiviral drugs for HCV that can be administered orally once daily, 1 and activism around the reduction of treatment costs, HCV treatment might be added to the national health mission plan, which is especially important for people who inject drugs, the population most affected by HCV. Relevant epidemiological information is important to inform policy makers at this opportune moment.

DOI

10.1016/S1473-3099(14)71054-0

Language

English

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