Letters Screening for hepatitis C

Hepatitis C screening of men who have sex with men

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h642 (Published 24 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h642
  1. Chris J Ward, specialist trainee year 6, genitourinary medicine1,
  2. Vincent Lee, consultant in genitourinary medicine1
  1. 1Hathersage Clinic, Manchester Centre for Sexual Health, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester M13 0FH, UK
  1. chris.ward{at}cmft.nhs.uk

Koretz and colleagues failed to highlight hepatitis C (HCV) as an emerging sexually transmitted infection in men who have sex with men (MSM), and the public health implications.1

The past decade has seen a global epidemic of HCV in HIV positive MSM, fuelled by high risk sexual practices and drug use.2 Our clinic has seen a sustained increase …

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