The New York State (NYS) Department of Health (DOH) AIDS Institute (AI) has developed and released a guideline on screening, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection to guide primary care providers and other practitioners in New York State in treating patients with chronic hep C.
The NYS DOH AI is publishing these guidelines at a critical time: 1) new treatments are available that can cure chronic HCV infection; 2) the burden of HCV disease is increasing in NYS ; and 3) primary care providers and other clinical care practitioners in NYS are playing an essential role in screening for and diagnosing chronic HCV infection and in providing state-of-the-art therapy for their patients.
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