Drug use relapse: Peer support and knowing cure from HCV infection

During December, 5 care recipients shared having completed their HCV treatment. None of them have undergone SVR 12 test to know whether they have been cured from the HCV infection. The main reason for their inability to get the SVR 12 test done was because of relapsing to drug use.

Our data enumerators provided them with necessary counselling on the importance of SVR 12 test and knowing the status of cure. Upon their consent, the blood samples for the test were collected and was delivered to the facility on 29 th December.