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Date

2015

Abstract

Chronic Hepatitis C infection is the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation in the United States. Most Hep C + patients are unaware that they are infected. Chronic HCV infection represents a huge public health and financial burden. While about 1% of the general U.S. population is HCV+, the prevalence is as high as 41.7% in some homeless populations in the U.S. Awareness of Hep C is low and Vermont’s homeless patients who are HCV+ are likely severely underdiagnosed and undertreated.

Clinical Site

Community Health Center Burlington

Keywords

Hepatitis C, HCV, Hep C, Vermont, Burlington, Homeless, Community Health Center, Safe Harbor

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Medical Education | Primary Care