Surveillance of hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment in Scotland, 2019 update

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23 Jul 2019 by Health Protection Scotland
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This Health Protection Scotland report outlines that there were 1,423 new diagnoses of hepatitis C antibody-positivity in Scotland in 2018, the lowest number of new hepatitis C antibody diagnoses in Scotland since 1996. It is estimated that approximately 21,000 individuals were living with chronic hepatitis C infection in Scotland by the end of 2018 and approximately 10,500 of these have been diagnosed. A total of 2,609 individuals were initiated onto hepatitis C treatment during financial year 2018/19.
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