HCV infection could be a rare disease by 2036, which is in 22 years.
Researchers used a computer model to predict the future of HCV infection in the United States based on new treatment advances, treatment capacity, and one-time universal screening. While it is commonly estimated that 3.2 million people have chronic HCV infection, this model predicts that 2.3 million people -- 30% fewer -- actually have chronic HCV infection.
They estimate that by 2050, one-time birth-cohort screening and highly effective therapies could prevent:
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