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Wisconsin Hepatitis C Program

The Wisconsin Hepatitis C Program is the lead agency in Wisconsin responsible for coordinating the state's public health activities related to the prevention, detection and treatment of hepatitis C.


Hepatitis C fact sheet - Hmong - Spanish 

Populations at RiskGroup of diverse individuals

Resources for Persons with Viral Hepatitis Infection 

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Statistics and Reports

General Overview of Viral Hepatitis (exit DHS)

Hepatitis A, B, and C Summary Table (exit DHS)


2013 Wisconsin Hepatitis C Surveillance Summary
 


Important Information for Consumers:

Testing baby boomers for hepatitis C infection saves lives. (exit DHS)

 

 

 

Important Information for Health Care Professionals:

 Rapid Hepatitis C Testing Among Persons at Increased Risk for Infection
Wisconsin, 20122013 (exit DHS)

A new cohort of young injection drug users acquiring HCV infection has been recognized in Wisconsin and nationwide, notably in suburban and rural areas. This article, published in the April 11, 2014 Morbidity and Mortality Week Report (MMWR), describes the use of rapid hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing as an important tool for conducting HCV screening, imparting prevention information, and initiating treatment in a population with high prevalence of HCV infection. The article is available on the web at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6314a3.htm.


 Medical Societies Launch New Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines

On January 29, 2014, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA) released the first new hepatitis C treatment guidelines to include the recently approved next-generation direct-acting antiviral agents. The guidance, which will be updated frequently, is available on the web at HCVguidelines.org (exit DHS). Printable version of the guidelines http://www.hcvguidelines.org/sites/default/files/full_report.pdf


Hepatitis C Virus Can Remain Infectious Outside of the Body for Up to 6 Weeks

Researchers from the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health found that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can remain infectious for up to 6 weeks on surfaces at room temperature resulting in a longer period for potential transmission of HCV than previously thought. More information http://blog.aids.gov (exit DHS)

 

 
Testing for HCV Infection: An Update of Guidance for Clinicians and Laboratorians (exit DHS)


Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program Notes May 2013: Regional Distribution, Demographics, and Hepatitis C Genotype Trends in Wisconsin, 2007-2011


Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Baseline and Health Disparities Report
This new report provides baseline data for the health focus areas in Healthiest Wisconsin 2020. It also provides information to document a range of health disparities found for some of the populations and communities in Wisconsin.


VIRAL HEPATITIS. ARE YOU AT RISK? Take this online assessment to see if you're at risk. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/riskassessment/


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Last Revised: July 08, 2014