Project SUCCEED: Curing Hep C In People with HIV in NYC

HIV and Hepatitis C in NYC

As of Spring 2017 4,200 people were found to be living with both HIV and current Hepatitis C (HCV) infection in New York City, the majority of whom are people of color. People with HIV/HCV co-infection are at high risk for developing liver disease, liver cancer and premature death.

HCV can now be treated and cured in just a few months with all oral regimens and few side effects. The majority of patients treated can be cured, even people who are actively using drugs or alcohol or who have a detectable HIV viral load. Being cured of HCV improves the chances of living a longer healthier life. Everyone deserves a cure!

Project SUCCEED

Project SUCCEED (Scaling up Co-Infection Care & Eliminating Ethnic Disparities) is a NYC Health Department initiative that aims to improve HCV screening, linkage to care and treatment rates in people living with HIV. Project SUCCEED uses surveillance data to identify the health care practices in NYC with the greatest number of HIV/HCV co-infected patients and provide training and technical assistance to support improved HCV care. Project SUCCEED Health Care Access Specialists conducts case finding and linkage to care for patients who are lost to HCV care.

Services and Resources

We are now offering the following training, technical assistance and resources to HIV service providers in NYC.

For more information on the following resources and services, contact Hep@Health.nyc.gov

Hep C Toolkit
Online and print resources for patients, clinical and non-clinical providers.

Hepatitis C Clinical Provider Training
Ten-session live webinar, CME/CNE/CEU training series designed to prepare clinical providers for administering    HCV care and treatment and fulfill the education requirement for NYS Medicaid Provider Classification.

Hepatitis C Patient Navigation Training
Full day training on HCV outreach, screening and care navigation for non-clinical providers. Offered several times a year through the NYC Health Department Training and Technical Assistance Program (TTAP), and can also be provided at community organizations.

Hepatitis C Medication Coverage Training
Training on getting HCV medications covered by health insurance or patient assistance programs. Offered several times a year by the Empire Liver Foundation or HepCure.

Hepatitis C Basics Presentation for People at Risk
One-hour presentation for people at risk on HCV infection, diagnosis,  linkage to care, treatment, and resources. The presentation is also appropriate for frontline non-clinical service providers.

Technical Assistance
The Health Department provides support to HIV clinical care organizations to promote HCV testing, linkage to care and treatment.

Direct to Patient Outreach and Linkage to Care
Health Department Health Care Access Specialists can help find patients and link them to HCV care.

HIV/HCV Treatment Access Committee
Committee of the NYC Hep C Task Force that meets quarterly to ensure all people living with HIV in NYC are screened, treated and cured of HCV.

Symposium on Eliminating Hep C in People Living with HIV in NYC
The New York City Health Department in collaboration with the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program hosted  a symposium focusing on Eliminating Hep C in People Living with HIV in New York City.

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