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Oct 8-12 2014
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Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Hepatitis C Virus Testing and Infection Among HIV-infected Adults Receiving Medical Care in the United States .... 20% Never Tested/21% HCV+/MSM Lo % Tested/Homelessness associated with HCV+
  Reported by Jules Levin
IDSA Oct 8-12 2014 Philadelphia, PA
Shikha Garg; John T. Brooks; Qingweil Luo; Jacek Skarbinski for the Medical Monitoring Project; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA


"over 1 in 5 U.S. HIV-infected adults receiving medical care have never been tested for HCV although current U.S. guidelines endorse baseline HCV screening for all HIV-infected persons and routine HCV screening for injection drug users .....Among a sample of 4217 HIV-infected adults, an estimated 81% (95% CI: 79-84%) were ever tested for HCV....Among those ever tested for HCV, an estimated 21% (95% CI: 18-24%) were infected with HCV.....factors independently associated with being HCV+ included homeless, and having income at or below poverty level, recent injection drug use was strongly associated with being HCV+, having public insurance, Although recent studies have shown an increasing incidence of HCV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM), we found a lower percentage ever tested for and infected with HCV among MSM compared to men who have sex with women only and women who have sex with men and/or women"