COVID-19 Pandemic Led to Shortfall in Hepatitis C Treatment

COVID-19 Pandemic Led to Shortfall in Hepatitis C Treatment

Pandemic-related disruptions led to a 25% drop in the number of people starting treatment for hepatitis C, according to findings presented at the 2021 International Liver Congress virtual meeting. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting HCV testing and treatment services, the United States was not on track to meet WHO targets. Compared with 2019, however, 25% fewer individuals began antiviral therapy for hepatitis C in 2020. While 160,000 to 170,000 individuals were expected to start HCV treatment since 2019, fewer than 150,000 individuals actually began receiving the medications. Click here to learn more about hepatitis C.

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