Published: 20 February 2018
Author(s): Angelo Andriulli, Tommaso Stroffolini, Andrea Mariano, Maria Rosa Valvano, Ignazio Grattagliano, Antonio Massimo Ippolito, Adriano Grossi, Giuseppina Brancaccio, Christian Coco, Maurizio Russello, Antonina Smedile, Elisa Petrini, Silvia Martini, Giovanni Battista Gaeta, Mario Rizzetto
Section: Original Article

In metropolitan areas in Italy, HCV is prevalent in elderly, reflecting a cohort effect determined by modalities of viral transmission no longer operative. The impact of the infection will further diminish in the years to come due to the natural depletion of the reservoir of the virus. This age pattern and the high proportion of subjects aware of their status do not warrant a policy of screening.

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