Enhancing the hepatitis c care cascade among people in custody in Iran

Author: Sanam Hariri

Theme: Models of Care Year: 2021

Background: HCV care is not available in most Iranian prisons. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of an intervention on HCV screening, diagnosis, and treatment uptake in a large provincial prison in Northern Iran. Description of model of care/intervention: During July-December 2018, all inmates in Gorgan prison received HCV antibody rapid testing and if antibody positive, provided a venipuncture sample for HCV RNA testing. AST to Platelet Ratio Index (APRI) was used for liver disease assessment. People with positive HCV RNA were offered DAA therapy for 12 (APRI

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