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Meeting Series

Treating Hepatitis C in the Primary Care Setting

A Critical Step Toward HCV Elimination

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), Last updated March 2021.

Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Screening.

US Preventive Services Task Force. March 2020.

Clinical Resources

A Guide to Comprehensive Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

HEP Drug Interactions.

University of Liverpool.

National Harm Reduction Coalition.

PREP-C: Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation and Preparation for Hepatitis C Treatment.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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 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 Hepatitis Corrections Network (NHCN)

NHCN, managed by HEP, supports a public health approach to hepatitis education, prevention, testing, and treatment in prisons and jails.

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.

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

BodyPro — Project Inform

Project Inform promotes the development of effective HIV and HCV therapies; supports patients’ informed choices about their health; advocates for quality, affordable health care; and addresses medical strategies that prevent new infections.

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.

Suggested Readings

Patient and provider perceived barriers and facilitators to direct acting antiviral hepatitis C treatment among priority populations in high income countries: A knowledge synthesis.

Amoako A, et al. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2021 (ePub before print).

Changing epidemiology, implications, and recommendations for hepatitis C in women of childbearing age and during pregnancy.

Kushner T, Reau N. J Hepatol. 2021;74(3):734-741.

Primary Care for Persons Who Inject Drugs.

Visconti AJ. Am Fam Physician. 2019;99(2):109-116.

Relevant Resources

PrEP for Your Patients’ Needs

The PCPs Role in Preventing HIV

Value-Based HIV Formularies

Optimizing Use of Clinical Evidence & Pharmacoeconomic Models in Managed Care

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

Updates in HCV Screening and Treatment

Key Issues Impacting OB/GYN Practice

Clinical Issues in Chronic Liver Disease

Hot Topics in HBV, HCV, and NASH

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

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

Understanding the Growing Syndemic — Opioids, HCV, and HIV

Stepping Up to the Challenge

The PCP’s Role in HCV Elimination

The Changing Landscape of HIV Prevention

What the Pharmacist Needs to Know about PrEP

Evolving Models of HIV Care (Volume 3)

The Rapid ART Standard of Care: From Evidence to Healthcare Equity

HIV Updates for Pharmacy Practice

Maximizing Your Role to Impact Patient Outcomes

BRIDGE HCV

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

Case Challenges in HIV Medicine

Benefits, Barriers, & Best Practices in an Advancing Field

Challenges and Opportunities in HIV

Practical Solutions Across the Spectrum of Care

Expanding HIV Prevention in Colorado—and Nationwide

A PEP/PrEP Training Guide for Pharmacists