There are an estimated 3.5 million people in the U.S. with chronic hepatitis C infection but just 50% have had a diagnosis and are aware of it, University of Pennsylvania researcher Dr. Baligh Yehia reported at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Data from seven studies estimated 46% of HCV patients had access to outpatient care, 17% had received antiviral therapy and 9% had achieved a sustained viral response.

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