Schwarz, Tanja; Horvath, Ilonka; Mardh, Otilia (2022): The evidence base: Improving the cascade of care for HCV among PWID. 10th International Conference on Health and Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU), 20 October 2022, Glasgow (UK).

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We presented results from several packages of work that informed the update of joint ECDC/EMCDDA guidance on “Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs”, These included: (1) an update of the review of reviews on the effectiveness of drug treatment, needle and syringe provision (NSP) and drug consumption rooms (DCRs); (2) a literature review of modelling studies on the population-level impact of opioid substitution therapy (OST) and NSP on HCV transmission; and (3) a systematic review of interventions that can improve linkage to care and adherence to treatment for HBV, HCV, HIV and tuberculosis. Objectives: We aimed to introduce to the conference audience key content of the updated ECDC/EMCDDA guidance on prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs (2022), with a focus on HCV and HIV. We aimed to engage a panel of experts in discussing implications for public health practice of updated guidance recommendations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: HCV; DAA; PWID; Injecting drug use; Linkage to care; Adherence to treatment; Care continuum; Care cascade
Subjects: OEBIG > Kompetenzzentrum Sucht
Internationales, Policy, Evaluation und Digitalisierung
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2022 08:58
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 08:58