Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection

Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection

April 2014

Authors:
WHO

Publication details

Number of pages: 124
Publication date: April 2014
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 154875 5

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Overview

These are the first guidelines dealing with hepatitis C treatment produced by theWorld Health Organization (WHO) and complement existing guidance on theprevention of transmission of bloodborne viruses, including HCV. They are intendedfor policy-makers, government officials, and others working in low- and middleincomecountries who are developing programmes for the screening, care andtreatment of persons with HCV infection.

These guidelines serve as a frameworkthat can allow the expansion of clinical services to patients with HCV infection, asthey provide key recommendations in these areas and discuss considerations forimplementation. The guidelines are also intended for health-care providers whocare for persons with HCV infection in low- and middle-countries and provide themguidance in the management of patients infected with HCV.

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