New Publication from DC CFAR Investigators, Amanda Castel, MD; Irene Kuo, PhD; and DC CFAR CAB Member, Toni Young

Amanda Castel, Irene Kuo, and Toni Young Photo
August 27, 2018
DC CFAR investigators Amanda Castel, MD and Irene Kuo, PhD, and DC CFAR CAB member, Toni Young, have published an article in The Journal of Health Care for the Poor entitled, "Using HIV Surveillance Data for Targeted, Community-based Hepatitis C Virus Testing among Baby Boomers in Washington, D.C.".
 
This article discusses a pilot study that explored the use of HIV surveillance data to pinpoint targeted, geographical areas that have high HIV prevalence along with poor care indicators for screening baby boomers at risk for hepatitis C virus.  The study found that using the HIV surveillance data for HCV testing found a high number of untreated HCV cases.  Of these cases, a large portion had never been tested for HCV, indicating that using the surveillance data may be an effective means of identifying individuals who are at risk for HCV in a community-based setting.
 
Click here to read the full article.