Interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab)
Why has the United States Preventive Services Task Force recently
published recommendations that all baby boomers (those born between
1945-1965) get tested for Hepatitis C?
The USPSTF agreed with the CDC that since most patients (75%) who are currently infected with hepatitis C
were born between 1945 – 1965, and since risk-based screening has not
been successful in identifying these individuals, that a one time
age-based hepatitis C blood test was necessary.