July 2020

Publication

Global hepatitis C elimination: an investment framework

This publication outlines national and international activities that will enable reductions in hepatitis C incidence and mortality.


July 2020

Publication

A model of the economic benefits of global hepatitis C elimination: an investment case

The authors developed an investment case for hepatitis C for the six WHO world regions, which is the first to consider both indirect and direct economic benefits in this context.


March 2020

Publication

Australia Needs to Increase Testing to Achieve Hepatitis C Elimination

Hepatitis C elimination programs in Australia should focus on increasing testing rates and linkage with care to maintain adequate levels of treatment.


October 2019

Publication

Point-of-care hepatitis C testing from needle and syringe programs: An Australian feasibility study

A paper publishing in the International Journal of Drug Policy assessing the feasibility and acceptability of HCV point-of-care testing at needle and syringe exchange programs.


August 2019

Publication

Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Trend Pre and Post Universal Access to Direct Acting Antivirals in Australia: Segmented Regression of Primary Care Clinic Data

A poster presented at AVHEC 2019 describing patterns of hepatitis C antibody testing in primary care prior to and following the listing of Direct Acting Antivirals on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme.


August 2019

Publication

Supporting primary care clinics to prioritise hepatitis C testing and treatment: the EC nursing model

A poster presented at AVHEC 2019 on a nurse-led model of care to increase the capacity of primary care clinics to provide hepatitis C testing and treatment to people who inject drugs.


August 2019

Publication

Tailoring Hepatitis C Health Promotion for People Who Inject Drugs

A poster presented at AVHEC 2019 showing a mapping project that aimed to identify and describe different sub populations of people who inject drugs and their barriers and enablers to hepatitis C treatment.


April 2019

Publication

Community-based, Point-Of-Care Hepatitis C Testing: Perspectives and Preferences of People Who Inject Drugs

A barrier to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs (PWID) is needing to attend multiple appointments for diagnosis. Point-of-care hepatitis C tests provide results within 20 to 105 minutes and can be offered opportunistically in nonclinical settings such as needle syringe programmes. In this nested qualitative study, we explored the acceptability of point-of-care testing for PWID.


March 2019

Publication

Treatment access is only the first step to hepatitis C elimination: experience of universal anti-viral treatment access in Australia

A paper published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics that used PBS data to determine the number of DAA prescriptions commenced before and after universal access from March 2016 to June 2017. The authors inferred facilitators and barriers to treatment uptake, and challenges that will prevent local and global jurisdictions reaching elimination targets.


January 2019

Publication

Opportunities for Engaging Patients in Care along the Hepatitis C Cascade of Care

Slides for a presentation on HCV testing and linkage to treatment among patients attending health services in Victoria, Australia post-DAA introduction


January 2019

Publication

Impact of rapid point-of-care hepatitis C testing in needle and syringe services for people who inject drugs: the RAPID EC Study

Slides for a presentation of a trial that aimed to assess the impact of a HCV POC testing on linkage to care and HCV treatment uptake


January 2019

Publication

Outcomes of treatment for hepatitis C in prisoners using a nurse-led, statewide model of care

A paper published in the Journal of Hepatology that aimed to assess the effectiveness of a nurse-led model of care for the treatment of prisoners with hepatitis C.


August 2017
Doctor Jacqui Richmond

Publication

"Many hands make light work" - Jacqui Richmond (AVHEC 2017)

Jacqui Richmond presented at AVHEC 2017 on upskilling the workforce for hepatitis C elimination.

You can see her engaging presentation here: https://vimeo.com/230548507