Laboratory diagnosis of hepatitis C

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Abstract

Since the discovery of the hepatitis C virus in 1989, there have been major breakthroughs in understanding the virology and epidemiology of hepatitis C infection, and management of hepatitis C-related disease. Globally, treatment uptake is extremely low, responses to treatment remain sub-optimal, and the burden of disease continues to expand. Even in Australia, where implementation of harm reduction strategies for people who inject drugs has long been a public-health priority, and hepatitis C therapy is available through a subsidised treatment program, transmission continues at a high level and the number of people with advanced liver disease continues to rise. The challenges for control of the hepatitis C epidemic are clearly immense.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHepatitis C - An Expanding Perspective
EditorsGregory Dore, Meredith Temple-Smith, Andrew Lloyd
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherIP Communications
Pages27 - 42
Number of pages16
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9780980458657
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Bowden, D. S. (2009). Laboratory diagnosis of hepatitis C. In G. Dore, M. Temple-Smith, & A. Lloyd (Eds.), Hepatitis C - An Expanding Perspective (1st ed., pp. 27 - 42). IP Communications.