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Meeting Series

BRIDGE HCV

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

Clinical Practice Guideline

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

US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Last updated December 2019.

Evaluation and Management of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Guidance. 2018.

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 November 2019.

Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendation Statement.

USPST. JAMA. 2020;323 (10): 970-975.

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.

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

Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Rural Health Information Hub.

Action and Advocacy

Appeals letter template for use following HCV treatment denial

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

Hepatitis C Information Center

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 April 2020.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.

The 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.

Suggested Readings

“Everybody living with a chronic disease is entitled to be cured”: challenges and opportunities in scaling up access to direct-acting antiviral hepatitis C virus treatment among people who inject drugs.

Goodyear T, et al. Int J Drug Policy. 2020;81:102766.

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

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

Hepatitis C reinfection after successful antiviral treatment among people who inject drugs: a meta-analysis.

Hajarizadeh B, et al. J Hepatol. 2020;72(4):643-657.

Hepatitis C in pregnancy: a unique opportunity to improve the hepatitis C cascade of care.

Kushner T, Terrault NA. Hepatol Commun. 2019;3(1):20-28.

Clients’ perceptions of barriers and facilitators to implementing hepatitis C virus care in homeless shelters.

Masson CL, et al. BMC Infect Dis. 2020;20(1):386.

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

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

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

Understanding the Growing Syndemic — Opioids, HCV, and HIV

Trends and Updates in IBD

Appraising the Therapeutic Armamentarium in Moderate and Severe Disease

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

HIV Updates for Pharmacy Practice

Maximizing Your Role to Impact Patient Outcomes

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