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2022 Jun

Ment Health Clin



Assessment of hepatitis C monitoring adherence after viral eradication in veterans with substance use to improve care and surveil reinfection.


Stratton ML, Ansara ED, Ifeachor AP, Houck KK, Liangpunsakul S, Binger KJ
Ment Health Clin. 2022 Jun; 12(3):181-186.
PMID: 35801159.


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence rates are rising for patients with substance use and/or SUDs. Guidelines provide monitoring recommendations to ensure remission after successful treatment. The study's objective was to identify gaps in follow-up for patients with documented substance use and/or SUD through assessment of adherence to guideline-recommended HCV RNA lab 12 months post-treatment.