HCV in people who inject drugs: A neglected epidemic
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.
Sarna, Avina and Samiran Panda. 2015. "HCV in people who inject drugs: A neglected epidemic," The Lancet Infectious Diseases 15(1): 4–5.