Hepatitis C Virus Elimination Program among Prison Inmates, Israel

Lihi Eisen*, Zohar Mor, Miriam Madar, Ron Rabinovitch, Yuval Dadon, Rivka Sheffer, Ehud Kaliner, Liav Goldstein

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Abstract

The Israeli Prison Services implemented a hepatitis C virus (HCV) elimination program in 2020. Inmates considered high risk for HCV were offered serology; HCV-seropositive participants were offered HCV RNA testing. Among participants, 7.0% had detectable HCV RNA and were offered antiviral drug therapy. This program reduced HCV burden among incarcerated persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2358-2361
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2023
Externally publishedYes

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