Coordinating Hepatitis C and HIV Treatment in Primary Care: Health Centers Training Opportunity
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV are overlapping epidemics with serious clinical implications for patients living with both. Health centers are poised to prevent and treat these viral infections by understanding the implications of comorbidity and by creating a welcoming environment for those at risk for, previously infected, or currently living with one or both diseases. Join the National Nurse-Led Care ConsortiumExit Disclaimer and the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education CenterExit Disclaimer to explore the link between HCV and HIV, and particular considerations for community-based primary care providers. Both organizations are HRSA-funded National Health Center Training and Technical Assistance Partners, which provide free training and technical assistance to support existing and potential health center grantees and look-alikes.
This training helps advance the goals of the HIV National Strategic Plan and the Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan (PDF, 1.7 MB) both of which call for closer integration of prevention, testing, care and treatment for viral hepatitis and HIV. The Viral Hepatitis Plan designates people with HIV as a priority population given the disproportionate prevalence of chronic HCV, helping to focus high impact efforts for the greatest public health impact.