A decentralized, nurse-led model of hepatitis C care with direct-acting antivirals was significantly effective and led to high levels of sustained virologic response in a large cohort of inmates, according to a recently published study.
“The prevalence of hepatitis C is higher in prisoners than in the general population, reflecting the criminalization of drug use and the frequent detention of [people who inject drugs (PWIDs)],” Timothy Papaluca, MBBS, FRACP, from the St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues wrote. “This population

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