The HCV Care Continuum

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This lesson will focus on the HCV Care Continuum. It will examine the number and percentages of people with HIV who have been tested for HCV infection.

It will also review people:

  • Diagnosed with chronic HCV infection
  • Linked to HCV care
  • Prescribed HCV treatment
  • That have completed HCV treatment
  • Who have achieved a sustained HCV virologic response (SVR)

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References

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