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Rodger D. MacArthur, MD

Rodger D. MacArthur, MD

Dr MacArthur is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. His current research interests include HIV, sepsis, HCV, and viral respiratory pathogens.

 

 

 

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Take this brief quiz to see what you’ve learned about the challenges and opportunities of HCV management.

Resistance-associated variants limit the activity of some drugs, but HIV infection treatment may offer some guidance.

Severe outcomes may ensue in a high percentage of patients. The authors discuss the consequences in this brief podcast.

The “modern era” of treatment features multiple DAAs that target specific steps within the HCV life cycle.

State Medicaid programs and private insurance companies have balked at providing these drugs to their insured customers. But the tide is turning.

Testing is recommended for the persons who are more likely to have the virus but not know it.

Patients can be identified at earlier stages of disease, before serious liver damage, and have improved clinical outcomes.

Knowing the origin and causes could help clinicians better determine who to screen and treat.

Primary care physicians can play an expanding role in achieving the benefits of testing, care, and treatment to help stem the epidemic.

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There is general consensus among public health authorities that the elderly are not being screened for HIV as frequently as are younger persons. But there is compelling reason to do so.

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