|December 2012 · Vol. 61, No. 12: 744-746
Hepatitis C: New CDC screening recommendations
Screen everyone born between 1945 and 1965—regardless of risk level.
Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new recommendations for screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection that include a one-time screening for everyone in the United States born between 1945 and 1965, regardless of risk.1 These new recommendations are an enhancement of, but not a replacement for, the recommendations for HCV screening made in 1998, which called for screening those at high risk.2