HCV Action good practice case study: Going Viral project


Nov 2015 by HCV Action
This case-study looks at 'Going Viral', a week-long project ran across 9 hospitals which involved everyone in accident and emergency departments who was receiving a blood test also being offered a blood test for hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV - with the same blood sample being used.

Launched in combination with a high-profile media and awareness campaign, the project resulted in 2,118 people receiving a blood-borne virus test, with 3.4% of all tests returning positive results (including 39 positive hepatitis C results). This case study provides an overview of why the project was set up, how it operated, and what outcomes were achieved.
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