Testing for HCV and HCV prevention in
There is a strong misconception that testing people for HCV in
is somehow going to result in the
prevention of HCV transmission. This idea no doubt comes from the idea that
testing is a screening tool for HCV infection and this information can somehow
be used to prevent infection. For example in the Egypt people are tested for TB and this can be
used to control TB. Yes, but this only works in the US . US
The idea of testing for HCV as a tool for prevention is wrong. That is testing people for HCV will not prevent HCV transmission will not work. This is not a proven public health strategy. In fact, there is no publication that recommends testing for HCV as a prevention strategy.
there is wide spread arbitrary testing
for HCV especially by large businesses who will test persons applying for work.
If they are positive they are refused employment. I know this is true for many
of the big hotels because I ask employees and mangers who told me this. This is
completely unjustified and should be made illegal. Egypt
People should go to there doctors if they feel ill or sick and if the doctor thinks this patient may have HCV then testing is appropriate.
Testing for HCV will not prevent HCV. It will only put people out of work.