Reuters - "Screen Middle-Aged Adults for Hepatitis C: Panel"

 – June 25, 2013  –– 

Adults born between 1945 and 1965 should be screened once for hepatitis C, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended today. The statement is stronger than draft recommendations published in November, which advised doctors to "consider offering screening" to members of the Baby Boom generation. "New evidence came out since the draft recommendation, which gave us greater confidence in the linkage between a sustained viral response and important outcomes," said Dr. Albert Siu, co-vice chair of the task force. Learn more