AASLD/IDSA release updated HCV treatment guidelines

The AASLD and IDSA HCV Guidance Panel has released updated guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection, according to newly published data in Hepatology.
AASLD/IDSA HCV Guidance Panel. Hepatology. 2015;doi:10.1002/hep.27950.
“The goal of the hepatitis C guidance is to provide up-to-date recommendations for HCV care practitioners on the optimal screening, management, and treatment for adults with HCV infection in the United States, using a rigorous review process to evaluate the best available evidence,” the researchers wrote. “This review provides a condensed summary of recommendations from the guidance.”

The panel, which included HCV Next Editorial board members Arthur Y. Kim, MD, and Michael R. Charlton, MD, and HCV Next Co-Chief Editor Michael S. Saag, MD, used an evidence-based approach to review available information for the HCV guidance. Sources of information included peer-reviewed research; FDA research and safety information on products; manufacturer information; drug interaction data; prescribing information from FDA-approved products; and more.

Key recommendations were outlined in various topics: HCV testing and linkage to care, when and in whom to begin HCV therapy, the initial treatment of HCV, treating unique patient populations, HIV/HCV coinfection and acute HCV.

Download the Practice Guidance here (PDF)

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