New treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV): scope for preventing liver disease and HCV transmission in England

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Apr 2016 by Journal of Viral Hepatitis
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This article provides analysis of the estimated impact of new treatment for hepatitis C on both the prevention of transmission of the virus, and on preventing hepatitis C-related liver disease.

It concludes that focusing treatment solely on people with cirrhosis is not a tenable long-term strategy if continued reductions in new cases of end stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as reductions in transmission are to be achieved. It also finds that treatment of other groups will need to follow quickly if these reductions are to be achieved.
England