Module 10: Treatment quality, stigma and discrimination - section 4

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Obstacles to the uptake of testing and treatment

Activity: Information with group discussion
Section Time: Approximately 10 minutes

This activity promotes reflection on obstacles to the uptake of testing and treatment.

Show Slide 10.9 (Obstacles to the uptake of testing and treatment) :

Points to emphasise:

  • That the focus has now shifted from obstacles to ‘provision’ to those that restrict ‘uptake’
  • Reiterate that these may point to entirely different targets for advocacy/action.
  • Mention that repression deters PWID’ uptake directly but may also deter service providers.
  • Focus on delayed/two stage testing as an impediment to learning/acting on HCV status
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