Baby boomer veterans have highest prevalence of HCV

Post date: Jul 22, 2013 9:31:24 PM

A retrospective study of veterans found those who were born from 1945 to 1965 had the highest prevalence of hepatitis C infection and the highest anti-HCV levels, when compared with other birth cohorts. The researchers wrote that the higher prevalence among baby boomer veterans "substantiates the disproportionate disease burden that underpins the CDC recommendation for birth cohort screening and supports the birth cohort emphasis." Healio