Reset and Rebuild: A Recovery Plan for Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Services


06 Aug 2021 by Scottish Government
This Scottish Government report looks at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses services, and plans for recovering ground lost during the pandemic. The report notes that hepatitis C treatment targets for 2020-21 were suspended and that service closures impacted opportunities to diagnose hepatitis C patients. The Scottish Government commit to various actions, including: additional funding to support recovery actions, particularly those focussed on testing, HIV and hepatitis C elimination; re-establishing hepatitis C treatment, including adapting outreach and treatment methods; and the development of practical proposals for a national approach in how PWID are found, treated and diagnosed for hepatitis C.