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Integrating Hepatitis C Treatment In Ryan White Clinics: Models and Steps

Integrating Hepatitis C Treatment In Ryan White Clinics: Models and Steps

January 2011
Author:
David Spach, MD (Northwest AETC), Wordportfolio/Public Ink
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

Description

Guide presents a rationale for why Ryan White clinics should play a greater role in HCV treatment and steps they can take in deciding how to integrate HCV treatment within their HIV/AIDS primary care services.

Sections include:

  • Impact of HCV on Persons Living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Why Ryan White Clinics Should Provide HCV Treatment.
  • Five Models Used to Manage HCV/HIV Coinfection (referrals, co-located treatment, primary care management with expert backup, integrated HCV treatment with and without a designated HCV coinfection clinic).
  • Nine Steps to Setting Up HCV/HIV Treatment Services (assess, select a model, develop stafing, establish a screening system, develop a system to monitor/evaluate clients for treatment readiness, put a treatment protocol in place, establish medication access payment/coverage, monitor patient co-morbidities and conditions, provide patient education).

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