HIV/HCV Education & Learning for Providers (HELP) mobile app includes guidelines for reporting coinfection, pretreatment diagnostic requirements, treatment decision trees, drug access protocols and resources for continuing education!
Launch Week Recordings
HIV and HCV:
Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go
Moderator: Wari Allison, MD, PhD
The opening session to the HELP app launch week includes a testimonial video by providers on the app’s usefulness in managing and treating their co-infected HIV/HCV patients. The testimonial video is followed by an interactive panel discussion about current challenges and policies for HCV treatment access and solutions for ending the HCV epidemic in the United States.
The HIV & HCV Syndemic – Chasing the Storm with Live Sketch Artist
Presented by: Wari Allison, MD, PhD
In this presentation, Dr. Allison covers the characteristics and clinical consequences of HIV and HCV. She discussed how to overcome challenges when providing HIV/HCV care and how telementoring and the HELP app can be used for task shifting and skill acquisition to help end the HIV and HCV epidemics. A live sketch artist is featured in the presentation and produces an illustration of the presentation during this session.
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Care & Treatment for People with HIV
Presented by: Dr. Dora Martinez, MD
The final session of the HELP app launch, the HIV ECHO, presented didactics that consisted of strategies to increase HCV treatment initiation in PWH. Dr. Martinez discussed how HIV impacts the approach taken to treat patients with chronic HCV infection and increased their knowledge on addressing patient, provider, and structural level barriers using tools such as Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation & Preparation for HCV Treatment (PREP-C); she presented a guide on how to best prepare patients to succeed on treatment, rather than deciding who should begin treatment.