Management of hepatitis C virus in special populations: patient and treatment considerations.


The most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States is caused by hepatitis C virus. An estimated 3.9 million people (1.8%) in the United States have been infected with the hepatitis C virus, excluding certain subpopulations who are at high risk for hepatitis C virus infection. Among these subpopulations are an estimated 255,000 (15%) of… (More)