Module 2: HCV transmission and risk prevention - introduction

In this document:

Module goal:

To provide an overview of HCV transmission routes and risk prevention strategies

Learning objectives:

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the main ways by which HCV is transmitted
  • Summarise the main HCV prevention messages
  • List the main interventions that can prevent HCV transmission
  • Discuss changes in service delivery and practice that can reduce HCV transmission
Topics covered:
  • Transmission routes of HCV
  • HCV transmission risk factors
  • Prevention messages
  • Key prevention interventions
  • Simultaneous delivery of interventions
  • Factors that hinder safer injecting
  • Tailoring of prevention messages
  • Risk factors and transmission prevention
Materials and resources required:
  • Computer/laptop and projector
  • Flipchart paper, stand and pens
  • Video material from resource pack or internet access to stream video footage

Show and talk to Slide 2.1 (HCV transmission and risk prevention) outlining the module:

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