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Mini-Curriculum

Trends in Infectious Diseases: Updates on Treatment & Prevention Strategies for HIV and HCV

Understanding the Growing Syndemic — Opioids, HCV, and HIV

Clinical Practice Guidelines

HCV Guidance: Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), 2017 (last updated May 2018).

Considerations for Antiretroviral Use in Patients With Coinfections: Hepatitis C Virus/HIV Coinfection.

US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), 2017 (last updated October 2018).

Patients With HIV/HCV Coinfection.

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), 2017 (last updated May 2018).

Clinical Resources

A Guide to Comprehensive Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Harm Reduction Coalition.

HEP Drug Interactions.

University of Liverpool (last reviewed September 2019).

Action and Advocacy

Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI)

CHLPI advocates for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to improve the health of underserved populations. It has played a pivotal role in removing Medicaid restrictions on HCV treatment.

Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access

CHLPI and National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR).

Hepatitis Education Project (HEP)

HEP provides support, education, advocacy, and direct services for people affected by hepatitis, and works to raise hepatitis awareness among patients, medical providers, and the general public.

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) is a coalition working together to eliminate hepatitis B and C in the U.S. It offers practical online resources for practice management.

Coverage/Coding and Billing

This page provides information regarding coding and billing for hepatitis services.

Implementing EMR Prompts for Baby Boomer Screening

This page provides a variety of resources for implementing clinical decision support tools and/or HCV-testing prompts in electronic medical records.

Resources for Training Primary Care Providers and Other Health Care Workers About HCV Screening and Linkage to Care

This page provides or links to a variety of resources, including CARE-NAVIGATION TOOLS:

  • HCV Treatment and Insurance Protocol: Prior Authorization Process
  • Sample Appeals Letters (Templates)

 

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

Project ECHO is a collaborative, telecommunications-based model of medical education and care management designed to train primary care clinicians to provide specialty care in rural and underserved communities.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Locator Map

SAMHSA provides an interactive national map that facilitates identification of local resources and services for substance use and mental health disorders.

Patient Resources

Hepatitis C Information Center

American Liver Foundation.
The American Liver Foundation’s Hepatitis C Information Center website is a dedicated online information and resource center created in support of individuals impacted by HCV infection.

HepatitisC.net

HepatitisC.net is a website for people living with HCV that offers education, tools, and resources. Articles are written by people living with or cured of HCV, patient advocates, and medical providers.

Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; last reviewed November 2018). The CDC is a division within the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. This patient-directed website addresses basics across the HCV clinical continuum.

 

Suggested Readings

Attitudes and potential barriers towards hepatitis C treatment in patients with and without HIV coinfection.

Allyn PR, et al. Int J STD AIDS. 2018;29(4):334-340.

Hepatitis C virus re-treatment in the era of direct-acting antivirals: projections in the USA.

Chhatwal J, et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2018;47(7):1023-1031.

Mechanisms of accelerated liver fibrosis progression during HIV infection.

Debes JD, et al. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2016;4(4):328-335.

High rates of unprotected anal sex and use of generic direct-acting antivirals in a cohort of MSM with acute HCV infection.

Girometti N, et al. J Viral Hepat. 2019;26(6):627-634.

Medical and behavioral approaches to engage people who inject drugs into care for hepatitis C virus infection.

Gonzalez SA, et al. Addict Disord Their Treat. 2017;16(2 suppl 1):S1-S23.

Treatment of HCV in persons who inject drugs: treatment as prevention.

Grebely J, Dore GJ. Clin Liver Dis. 2017;9(4):77-80.

Changing the odds: motives for and barriers to reducing HCV-related sexual risk behavior among HIV-infected MSM previously infected with HCV.

Lambers F, et al. BMC Infect Dis. 2018;18(1):678.

Facilitators of HCV treatment adherence among people who inject drugs: a systematic qualitative review and implications for scale up of direct acting antivirals.

Rich ZC, et al. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:994.

Activity
Trends in Infectious Diseases: Updates on Treatment & Prevention Strategies for HIV and HCV

Understanding the Growing Syndemic —Opioids, HCV, and HIV

Relevant Resources

PrEP for Your Patients’ Needs

The PCPs Role in Preventing HIV

BRIDGE HCV

Building Bridges to Reach People Who Inject Drugs With the Goal to Eliminate HCV

Value-Based HIV Formularies

Optimizing Use of Clinical Evidence & Pharmacoeconomic Models in Managed Care

Targeting NASH

Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Hepatitis C is Curable

Got it? Treat it!

Real-World Issues in HIV Prevention & Treatment

The Critical Role of the Community Pharmacist

BLOCK HIV/HCV

Bringing Local Communities Together to Eliminate Coinfection Through Knowledge and Partnerships.

Evolving Models of HIV Care

Volume 1: Rapid ART Initiation: A New Addition to the HIV-Care Tool Box

The Nexus of NASH and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

The Emerging Role of the Diabetologist

Updates in HCV Screening and Treatment

Key Issues Impacting OB/GYN Practice

The Big Picture of IBD

An Interactive Experience Highlighting Recent Clinical Advances

Clinical Issues in Chronic Liver Disease

Hot Topics in HBV, HCV, and NASH

The Changing Landscape of IBD

Emerging Concepts in Patient Management

The Big (& Small) Picture of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Building Your Understanding to Combat a Growing Problem

Evolving Models of HIV Care

Volume II: Expanding Evidence for the Role of Rapid ART Initiation in HIV Practice

Assessing Your Patients for HCV and HIV

Why It Matters in OB/GYN Practice Today

HIV as a Chronic Disease

A Treater’s Guide to Optimizing Care in the Aging Patient with Comorbidities

The Pursuit of Hepatitis C Elimination

How the Pharmacist Can Make a Difference