Hepatitis C (HCV)

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Epidemiology receives laboratory results of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection as required by state law, Sections 32.1-36 and 32.1-37 of the Code of Virginia and 12 VAC 5-90-80 and 12 VAC 5-90-90 of the Board of Health Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control1.

Note: The COVID-19 pandemic likely reduced the number of persons seeking out routine testing as well as testing availability for HIV/HCV, contributing to observed decreases in diagnosed HIV/HCV in 2020.