Prevalence and screening costs of hepatitis C virus among Ugandan blood donors.


BACKGROUND Screening donated blood for hepatitis C virus (HCV) is important for HCV prevention and is routinely practiced in North America and Europe. However, in many African countries little is known about HCV prevalence or cost-effectiveness of HCV antibody (anti-HCV) screening. METHODS We investigated 2592 plasma specimens collected consecutively from… (More)