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Hepatitis C Cures Still Fail to Reach Most Americans Who Need Them – June 29, 2023

A new CDC report suggests the majority of people with hepatitis C still have not been cured nearly a decade after breakthrough treatments that clear the viral infection were first approved in the United States. The findings highlight the urgent need for a proposed national program that would end much of the suffering and death from hepatitis C by eliminating the disease in the United States.

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Less than 1 in 3 people diagnosed with hepatitis C receive treatment within a year of diagnosis – August 9, 2022

A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that too few people diagnosed with hepatitis C are being treated, even though hepatitis C is curable.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa | MMWR  | Graphics | Vital Signs

New estimates reveal declines in hepatitis C treatment initiation in the U.S. – November 8, 2021

CDC’s first estimates of hepatitis C treatment, presented at the 2021 American Association of the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) meeting, show the number of people living with hepatitis C in the U.S. who initiated treatment with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAA) declined from 2015 to 2020.


Hepatitis C now heavily impacting multiple generations – April 9, 2020

Data emphasize importance of new CDC hepatitis C screening recommendations for all adults

Press release | MMWR | MMWR Recommendations & Report | Vital Signs

CDC Estimates Nearly 2.4 Million Americans Living with Hepatitis C – November 6, 2018

Nearly 2.4 million Americans – 1 percent of the adult population – were living with hepatitis C from 2013 through 2016, according to new CDC estimates. Data highlight urgent need to diagnose and cure more Americans and address rising infections due to opioid crisis.

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