Resources: Hepatitis C
ASHM offers an online learning module to help you learn more about point-of-care testing.
Following the advent of well-tolerated, simple, short-course direct acting antiviral (DAA) interferon-free HCV treatments with cure rates >95%, there is potential to reverse the rising burden of advanced liver disease and achieve the goal of global HCV elimination. Simplifying HCV testing, diagnosis and linkage to care is crucial to meeting elimination targets. Point-of-care tests provide an opportunity for testing people who may not otherwise seek testing from medical settings and will greatly enhance linkage to care in community settings.
This online learning module consists of 3 individual modules and a short assessment that introduce the topics of HCV point-of-care testing, options for sample collection, the pathway to diagnosis and sharing results. The modules do not need to be completed in one sitting, you can come back to them at any time.
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