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27. Hepatitis C - What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

So what is my score sheet for hepatitis C? Well, primary prevention right now I would say is still relatively poor. We haven't changed that incidence over the last decade. Secondary prevention, I think the data suggest that it needs improvement, but those data you see from those injection drug-use population suggest that we have changed transmission patterns in those populations, but they are not sustained. So, we have got a lot more to do. In terms of tertiary prevention, while we do not have national data, some of the data from these high risk populations would again suggest that these people are not getting to medical care, treatment, and medical evaluation in order to prevent further liver disease.