Peer PWID filling the gap of viral hepatitis awareness

During March 2024, we interviewed a person who has not done his HCV RNA test after being HCV antibody reactive two years ago. He was not aware of the HCV services available under the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program.

Action Taken:¬†Our data enumerators¬†provided him with counselling about the interpretation of HCV antibody reactive result and the needs of further completing the diagnosis. After his consent, he was linked to the Model Treatment Centre (MTC) for RNA test, which tested positive. Necessary pre-treatment investigations required as per the national guidelines were done at a private laboratory’s to expedite the process.

On 19 th  March 2024, he was initiated on treatment with Sofosbuvir + daclatasvir for 12 weeks.