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Letter in response: Psychiatrists can treat hepatitis C.

Harney BL, Brereton R, Whitton B, Pietrzak D, Paige E, Roberts SK, Birks S, Saraf S, Hellard ME, Doyle JS
Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.


In our recent paper (1) we reported hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment outcomes among people attending a co-located mental health and alcohol and other drug service. Of 84 people who were HCV RNA positive, 70 (83%) commenced treatment with approximately two-thirds (n=47, 67%) prescribed treatment by a general or nurse practitioner. Among 48 (69%) who had a sustained virological response (SVR) test, all were cured.

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  • Journal: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
  • Published: 28/09/2021
  • Volume: 28
  • Issue: 12
  • Pagination: 1765+1766