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Comment to CMMS in Support of HCV Testing

On October 4, 2013, The Women's Collective provided a comment to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in support of increased access to Hepatitis C (HCV) testing. In the United States, various sources estimate that between 25 and 30 % of individuals living with HIV are coinfected HCV. Given the known and potential impact of HCV on women, and women living with HIV in particular, The Women's Collective supports HCV screening for patients with Medicare and Medicaid.