Efficacy of Using Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) to Re-engage Out of Care HIV/HCV Co-Infected Persons into HCV Treatment
Published treatment cascades for HIV/HCV co-infection show WHO goals for HCV micro-elimination are not being met. Barriers include entry to care, access to DAA, treatment adherence, and out of care (OOC) patients. A Data to Care approach used to define persons with HIV (PWH) who are OOC, together with DPH-employed DIS to promote re-engagement has been successful for re-engaging OOC PWH. We modified this approach to re-engage OOC HIV/HCV coinfected persons.