The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine, in collaboration with our expert steering committee, are excited to announce the launch of this free set of online learning modules for community practitioners. ASHM’s Hepatitis C point-of-care (PoC) modules are designed to introduce practitioners to PoC testing and cover options for sample collection, the pathway to diagnosis and sharing results.
Following the advent of well-tolerated, simple, short-course direct acting antiviral (DAA) interferon-free hepatitis C (HCV) treatments with cure rates >95%, there is potential to reverse the rising burden of advanced liver disease and achieve the goal of global HCV elimination. Simplifying HCV testing, diagnosis and linkage to care is crucial to meeting elimination targets.
Point-of-care tests provide an opportunity for testing people who may not otherwise seek testing from medical settings and will greatly enhance linkage to care in community settings. This online learning module consists of 3 individual modules and a short assessment that can be completed by all community practitioners including general practitioners, nurses, and other allied health workers.
A sincere thank you to all the contributors for their time, expertise and input.
Click on the link to access the modules: https://lms.ashm.org.au/course/view.php?id=1211