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Editor's Note
March 14, 2022

Curing Hepatitis C—Requires More Than a Prescription

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2NYC Health and Hospitals, New York, New York
JAMA Intern Med. 2022;182(5):502. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.0181

Treatment for hepatitis C has improved substantially with the availability of direct antigen antiviral therapy, which results in eradication of the virus in approximately 90% of persons in 8 to 12 weeks of treatment.1 However, it can be particularly challenging to provide treatment for persons who inject drugs because the US health care system is not oriented around the needs of this population.

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