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Tell the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to increase their rating for age based screening to “B”!
The USPSTF gives a “B” rating for testing hepatitis C among injection drug users and others at high risk, a major improvement over previous guidelines However, the Task Force failed to match the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s lifesaving recommendation of testing all those born between 1945 to 1965 for hepatitis C. It recommends only a “C” grade, which does not recommend testing everyone in this birth cohort. Read the draft recommendations and submit public comment here.