Journal article

Expanding access to treatment for hepatitis C in resource-limited settings: lessons from HIV/AIDS.

Nathan Ford, Kasha Singh, Graham S Cooke, Edward J Mills, Tido von Schoen-Angerer, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Philipp du Cros

Clin Infect Dis | Published : 2012

Abstract

The need to improve access to care and treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in resource-limited settings is receiving increasing attention. Key priorities for scaling up HCV treatment and care include reducing the cost of current and future treatment; simplifying the package of care; identifying opportunities to shift specific tasks to nonspecialists to overcome human resource constraints; service integration with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinics, prison health services, and needle syringe and oral substitution therapy programs; improving surveillance, monitoring, and research; encouraging patient and community engagement; focusing specifically on the needs of vu..

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