Hepatitis C testing and treatment interventions for the homeless population in London during the Covid-19 pandemic: Outcomes and learning

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17 Dec 2020 by London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C
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This report from the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C outlines the outcomes and learnings of hepatitis C testing and treatment interventions for the homeless population during the Covid-19 pandemic. The report reveals that over 1,000 people were tested for blood-borne viruses over the course of 98 testing events in London between May and August 2020. Of those tested, 11% were positive for hepatitis C antibodies and 7% had an active infection.