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., ...More

CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.26, no.2, pp.83-86, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.21101/cejph.a4502
  • Journal Name: CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-86

Abstract

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.