Hepatitis C

 
Beyond Boomers: CDC Urges HCV Screening for All US Adults
August 14, 2020

HCV is now diagnosed in millennials at about the same rate as in baby boomers; CDC responds with a recommendation for HCV screening in all adults aged ≥18 years.

Novel Study Suggests HCV-positive Livers Safe for Transplantation
June 24, 2020

Patients who received an HCV-positive liver for transplantation and were later treated performed as well in recovery as those who did not, a recent study suggests.

Sexually Transmitted Infections in Older Adults
December 09, 2019

Rates of STIs among persons aged ≥60 years are increasing faster than among the general population. Can you speculate as to why?

HCV Point-of-Care Testing: Questions for Primary Care
December 09, 2019

Point of care HCV testing offers the promise of more widespread testing and more effective linkage to care. Find out what you know--and need to know.

8 Year-end Questions on STI, HCV, PWID, and Flu
December 03, 2019

Sexually transmitted disease spread, emerging organisms, antimicrobial resistance, and other ID topics from 2019 make up this Patient Care final challenge.

HCV Burden Shifting from Baby Boomers to Millennials
November 12, 2019

Millennials have quickly become the population predominantly affected by the HCV epidemic. A new study shines startling light.

5 Questions on US Trends in STDs
November 12, 2019

Combined cases of 3 sexually transmitted diseases reached an all-time high in the US in 2018. Which 3? It's a test of your STD IQ.

Antibiotic Resistance Still Rising: Research for Primary Care
October 30, 2019

Antibiotic treatment for H. pylori is in trouble; antibiotic-resistant E. coli may not be caused by food. Plus more important research ICYMI, at-a-glance.

Top 5 Hepatology Apps for Primary Care Providers
October 17, 2019

A mobile compendium of hepatology assessment tools, an app to help select the right treatment regimen, and 3 more liver apps for primary care.

3 Liver Disease Case Challenges: Transplant, Steatohepatitis, Cirrhosis
October 16, 2019

When is liver transplant curative? What is the best management option for esophageal varices? And, is hepatorenal failure to blame here?  Test your hepatic management know-how.