Decreasing Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Thailand in the Past Decade: Evidence from the 2014 National Survey.

@article{Wasitthankasem2016DecreasingHC,
  title={Decreasing Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Thailand in the Past Decade: Evidence from the 2014 National Survey.},
  author={Rujipat Wasitthankasem and Nawarat Posuwan and Preeyaporn Vichaiwattana and Apiradee Theamboonlers and Sirapa Klinfueng and Viboonsak Vuthitanachot and Napha Thanetkongtong and Siriporn Saelao and Monthana Foonoi and Apinya Fakthongyoo and Jamorn Makaroon and Klaita Srisingh and Duangporn Asawarachun and Somchai Owatanapanich and Norra Wutthiratkowit and Kraisorn Tohtubtiang and Pornsak Yoocharoen and Sompong Vongpunsawad and Yong Poovorawan},
  journal={PloS one},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          e0149362
        }
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects ≥ 180 million individuals worldwide especially those living in developing countries. Recent advances in direct-acting therapeutics promise effective treatments for chronic HCV carriers, but only if the affected individuals are identified. Good treatment coverage therefore requires accurate epidemiological data on HCV infection. In 2014, we determined the current prevalence of HCV in Thailand to assess whether over the past decade the significant number… CONTINUE READING
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