<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Module 4: Who needs access to testing?

Module 4: Testing and monitoring - section 2

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Who needs access to testing?

Activity: Large group discussion
Section Time: Approximately 10 minutes

The main aim of this activity is for participants to understand that it is best practice for both current and former PWID to have access to HCV testing and evaluate their local situation against this standard.

Show Slide 4.4 (Persons for whom HCV screening is recommended) :


To facilitate discussion:

  • Use this slide to establish that it is best practice for both current and former PWID to have access to HCV testing
  • Discuss this with reference to national guidance and the actual provision of HCV testing for PWID in the participants’ area
  • Identify the additional possibility that PWID with HCV may also belong to another group for whom HCV testing is recommended i.e. anyone who has HIV
  • Discuss the relevance of these recommendations for children of HCV infected mothers. These imply that the child’s rights may require that the mother has access to testing
  • Consider access to testing for the sexual partners of PWID with HCV
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