Project SUCCEED: HIV Undetectable, Hep C Cured!
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!
The Health Department sent out a Dear Colleague Letter, urging clinical providers to screen all PLWH for HCV and to proactively treat all coinfected patients, including people who use drugs and alcohol. With adequate support, all people living with Hep C can be cured!
Project SUCCEED (Scaling up Co-Infection Care & Eliminating Ethnic Disparities) is a NYC Health Department initiative that aims to eliminate hepatitis C (HCV) in people living with HIV (PLWH) in NYC by using surveillance data to target interventions, including provider education and training, clinical practice facilitation and patient outreach and linkage to care.
Services and Resources
Project SUCCEED offers 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.
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.
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
One-hour presentation for community members and front-line clinical staff that covers the basics of HCV infection, diagnosis, linkage to care, treatment, and provide information on resources.
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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (917) 890-0834 for more information.
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.
NYC Health Department Hepatitis Training Guide
The New York City Health Department compiled complete Hep C training resource guide.