King County sees big increase in hep C screenings, treatment

A King County program called “Test & Cure” has dramatically increased the numbers of baby boomers screened and treated for hepatitis C virus (HCV). Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program aimed to double the number of people screened and the number of people treated for HCV and actually ended up increasing those numbers tenfold. The program is co-led by John Scott, University of Washington School of Medicine’s director of the Hepatitis and Liver Clinic at Harborview Medical Center, and Jeffrey Duchin, health officer for Public Health—Seattle & King County.

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About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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