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Activist Guide to Hepatitis C Virus Diagnostics

Out Now! A NEW Activist Guide to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Diagnostics is to provide information for you and your community. The Activist Guide aims to provide a deeper focus on diagnosis with updated information about the steps and different technologies involved in diagnosing a person with hepatitis C. It outlines major barriers to accessing testing technologies and services, which are similar to affordable access to the cure.

It builds on Treatment Action Group (TAG)’s Training Manual for Treatment Advocates: Hepatitis C Virus and Coinfection with HIV, which you can refer to for more detailed information about prevention, latest treatments, and care for hepatitis C and HIV coinfection.

This Activist Guide aims to increase advocates’ knowledge about available HCV tests, to discuss barriers to testing, and to assist in strategizing campaigns and action steps to overcome them. It is organized into six sections. There are discussion points and action steps at the end of each section, and we hope both of these start conversations about finding solutions together.

It also includes a training curriculum to adapt and use the content of the Activist Guide in community education workshops. Full details about the Activist Guide, training curriculum, and the downloadable PDFs are available here.