As 2020 draws to a close, we are all too aware that many in our network have been on the front line of the response to COVID-19 and are still responding to this global public health crisis. We understand that many may not have been able to keep up-to-date with the most recent publications relating to hepatitis C and prisons. As such, we have put together a list of the most relevant publications in the 2019-20 year, and indicated those we would like to highlight as of particular interest.
View the chosen articles below, or download an excel spreadsheet here.
Outcomes of treatment for hepatitis C in prisoners using a nurse-led, statewide model of care
Papaluca T, McDonald L, Craigie A, Gibson A, Desmond P, Wong D, Winter R, Scott N, Howell J, Doyle J, Pedrana A, Lloyd A, Stoove M, Hellard M, Iser D, Thompson A.
Summary: DAAs were delivered effectively and in high numbers in 14 adult prisons in Victoria, Australia using a nurse-led model of care, suggesting that decentralized HCV care could be considered for prison settings.
Cost-effectiveness and Budgetary Impact of Hepatitis C Virus Testing, Treatment, and Linkage to Care in US Prisons
Assoumou SA, Tasillo A, Vellozzi C, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Wang J, Nolen S, Hagan L, Thompson W, Randall LM, Strick L, Salomon JA, Linas BP.
Summary: Although expensive, adopting universal HCV testing and treatment in US prisons is cost-effective.
Time matters: Point of care screening and streamlined linkage to care dramatically improves hepatitis C treatment uptake in prisoners in England
Mohamed Z, Al-Kurdi D, Nelson M, Shimakawa Y, Selvapatt N, Lacey J, Thursz MR, Lemoine M, Brown AS.
Summary: A higher proportion of English remand inmates were screened and treated within a shorter time period with a simplified test (Oraquick salivary) and treat strategy compared to standard of care (opt-out dried blood spot testing), underscoring that scaling up DBS screening and treatment in England may be sub-optimal for HCV elimination.
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