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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2016) Hepatitis C among drug users in Europe: epidemiology, treatment and prevention. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 104 p. EMCDDA Insights 23

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Hepatitis C among drug users in Europe: epidemiology, treatment and prevention provides a timely contribution to raising awareness of the hepatitis C epidemic in Europe and the opportunities now opening up to tackle this problem decisively. A state of the art review of the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Europe and an overview of the way preventive measures are currently implemented in European countries set the scene. International experts address the treatment of HCV infection among people who inject drugs, with an emphasis on how we encourage uptake and deliver effective outcomes. Implementation issues are also explored, as are the complementary roles of treatment and prevention. The new medicines and treatment regimens driving the transformation in the HCV treatment landscape are reviewed in detail. The challenges of scaling up HCV treatment and successfully involving drug using patients is explored from different viewpoints, including that of the drug user.

Table of contents
• Foreword
• Executive summary
• Acknowledgements
• Introduction
• Chapter 1: Hepatitis C virus infection among people who inject drugs
• Chapter 2: Treatment of hepatitis C virus infection among people who inject drugs
• Chapter 3: Strategies to improve hepatitis C care and to enhance treatment uptake and adherence
• Chapter 4: Hepatitis C prevention among people who inject drugs
• Chapter 5: Antiviral medications for hepatitis C virus infection
• Chapter 6: Scaling up hepatitis C treatment
• Chapter 7: A framework for evaluating scale up of hepatitis C virus treatment as prevention for people who inject drugs
• Conclusions


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general, Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:EMCDDA
Date:July 2016
Pages:104 p.
Publisher:Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
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Accession Number:HRB 5386 (Available), HRB 5387 (Available)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Viral disease
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis C
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
VA Geographic area > Europe

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