Retrospective Evaluation of Hepatitis C Awareness in Turkey Through Two Decades


BALABAN H. Y. , DAĞ O. , Alp A., Tseveldorj N., Vahabov C., GÖKTAŞ M. A. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.32, no.1, pp.88-96, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2020.19949
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-96

Abstract

Background/Aims: Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is the only viral infection that can be treated with oral antiviral agents. However, CHC awareness is a major barrier to the World Health Organization's target of eliminating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) by 2030. Here, CHC awareness trends were analyzed in Hacettepe University Hospital, Turkey, between January 2000 and December 2017.