The HCV Care Continuum

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Lesson Objectives

  • Know the number of PWH in the United States
  • Be familiar with research related to the incidence and prevalence of chronic HCV infection among PWH
  • Be familiar with estimates of co-infected PWH who:
    • are linked to HCV care
    • are prescribed HCV treatment
    • have achieved a sustained HCV virologic response 

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References

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  2. CDC. HIV and Viral Hepatitis. 2016. 
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