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  • HIVMA Comments on USPSTF Updated HCV Screening Recommendation

    HIVMA weighed in with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in support of the panel’s draft recommendation to upgrade the rating for HCV screening of persons with risk factors from a grade “I” to a grade “B,” but urging that patients with an HIV diagnosis be specifically named among the high risk populations that should be screened for HCV infection.  The comments also strongly urge the Task Force to reconsider the “C” grade level recommended for the 1945 to 1965 birth cohort, and revisit the considerable evidence to support strengthening this rating.

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