China: Hepatitis C testing to begin in pilot areas

The public health department is set to conduct screening programs to curb the spread of hepatitis C in China.

High-risk populations to be screened first in pilot areas include men who have sex with men, injection drug users and dialysis patients, a senior liver disease specialist said.

Wei Lai, president of the Chinese Society of Liver Diseases of the Chinese Medical Association, made the remarks at the 2014 Hepatitis C Prevention and Treatment Forum held by the Chinese Association of STD and AIDS Prevention and Control on Tuesday.


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