Strategies to Reduce HCV Incidence in Key Populations: The Role of HCV Treatment as Prevention

Tailored for clinicians practicing in the European Union, this program equips participants with key strategies for effectively curing HCV in critical transmitting populations such as PWID and incarcerated individuals.
Alessio Aghemo, MD, PhD
Christopher Byrne, BA (Hons), MSc
John F. Dillon, MB BS, MRCP, MD, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Lond)
Karine Lacombe, MD, PhD
Marta Torrens, MD
Heiner Wedemeyer, MD

ClinicalThought

Now that clinicians outside of hospital settings can assess and treat HCV in France, which high-risk groups should we target for HCV “microelimination” and how? Here’s my take.

Karine Lacombe, MD, PhD Released: April 23, 2019

HCV prevalence remains high among PWID and incarcerated individuals in Germany, as barriers to care persist. How can we best provide both HCV treatment and harm reduction services to these key populations? Here’s my take.

Heiner Wedemeyer, MD Released: May 17, 2019

Spain has the highest HCV treatment rate among European nations, yet challenges remain for our goal of eliminating HCV by 2030. Read my take on how we should best implement national strategies at the local level in high-priority populations.

Marta Torrens, MD Released: July 5, 2019

Outdated regulatory barriers stand in the way of ready access to DAA therapy in Italy. How can we best reform these policies (eg, complex pretreatment characterization, prescriber restrictions) to treat more PWID and move closer to HCV elimination? Here’s my take.

Alessio Aghemo, MD, PhD Released: August 2, 2019

The promising HCV treatment as prevention (TasP) model has yet to be proven in real-world PWID. Here, we share our experiences, progress, and remaining challenges with evaluating a local HCV TasP program in Tayside, Scotland.

Christopher Byrne, BA (Hons), MSc John F. Dillon, MB BS, MRCP, MD, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Lond) Released: September 4, 2019

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