Reducing barriers to Hepatitis C treatment among drug users: An integrated Hepatitis C Peer Education and support program

Robert J. Roose, Lauren Cockerham-Colas, Irene Soloway, Abigail Batchelder, Alain H. Litwin

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Abstract

This report describes an innovative HCV Peer Educator Program that facilitates education, support, and engagement in HCV treatment among patients in an opioid treatment program. Integrating peer educators in a collaborative manner with close supervision holds promise as a model to reduce barriers to HCV treatment among drug users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)652-662
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

Keywords

  • Hepatitis C
  • Injection drug users
  • Methadone
  • Opiate agonist treatment
  • Peer education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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