People who use drugs (PWUD) represent an active reservoir of HCV infection. The prevalence of chronic HCV infection in PWUD in Italy is unknown due to the lack of systematic screening. Thanks to direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs), hepatitis C can now be cured in most patients. Thus, the next challenge is to provide linkage-to-care for these patients.

HCV point-of-care screening program and treatment options for people who use drugs in a metropolitan area of Southern Italy

Persico, Marcello
Writing – Review & Editing
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Masarone, Mario
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Aglitti, Andrea
Formal Analysis
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De Luna, Antonio
2019-01-01

Abstract

People who use drugs (PWUD) represent an active reservoir of HCV infection. The prevalence of chronic HCV infection in PWUD in Italy is unknown due to the lack of systematic screening. Thanks to direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs), hepatitis C can now be cured in most patients. Thus, the next challenge is to provide linkage-to-care for these patients.
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