HEPATITIS C TESTING AMONG ADULTS BORN BETWEEN 1945 AND 1965 IN TURKEY: A MULTICENTRE STUDY


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Altindis M., Demiray T., Koroglu M., Atasoy A. R. , Kesli R., TOSUN S., ...Daha Fazla

CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, cilt.26, ss.83-86, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.21101/cejph.a4502
  • Dergi Adı: CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.83-86

Özet

Objective: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health problem and affects large populations all over the world. Serum anti-HCV level is a valuable marker to determine HCV infection. Anti-HCV testing has been recommended for high-risk population. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in the United States proposed a new high-risk population group - adults born between 1945-1965. Under this perspective, we designed a multicentre retrospective study to determine the seropositivity of anti-HCV among adults born between 1945 and 1965 and adults born after 1965 in Turkey. With the data collected, we aimed to determine whether there was a need for anti-HCV testing especially in people born between 1945 and 1965.