900 participants in study aimed at eliminating hepatitis C in Perry County will get their meds through a device that tracks adherence

Participants in a University of Kentucky study aimed at eliminating the liver disease hepatitis C in one county will get their medicine in a device that tracks how closely they follow their prescriptions.

The Kentucky Viral Hepatitis Treatment Study is examining the concept of “treatment as prevention” by treating everyone in Perry County who is chronically infected with hepatitis C, which is common among those who inject drugs. The participants were identified through previous work in the county dealing with drug addiction.

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