Date & Time
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
478 Strategies to Expand Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment

Highly effective, well-tolerated, oral-only treatment for hepatitis C with direct-acting antiviral agents has been available for nearly a decade. Although curative treatment with DAAs is recommended for essentially everyone with hepatitis C, comprehensive hepatitis C testing and treatment in correctional settings has been challenged by various organizational, staffing, and budget constraints. This session presents strategies to advance hepatitis C elimination in correctional settings.

Educational Objectives
  • Describe how hepatitis C testing and treatment in corrections advances national HCV elimination goals
  • Discuss the most effective HCV screening policies and mechanisms to lower testing costs
  • Examine approaches to treatment prioritization mechanisms to lower the cost of direct-acting antivirals

Level: Advanced