Eliminación de la hepatitis C: documento de posicionamiento de la Asociación Española para el Estudio del Hígado (AEEH)
The Spanish Association for the Study of the Liver (AEEH) is convinced that the elimination of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Spain is possible as long as we are able to use the resources and tools necessary for it. This document reflects the position of the AEEH regarding the elimination of HCV, establishing a wide range of recommendations that can be grouped into five categories: 1) Screening of HCV according to age, of the existence of classic acquisition risk factors of infection, active search of previously diagnosed patients and development of microelimination strategies in vulnerable populations; 2) Simplification of HCV diagnosis (onestep diagnosis and diagnosis at the point of patient care); 3) Simplification of patient treatment and improvement of care circuits; 4) Health policy measures, and, finally, 5) Establishment of HCV elimination indicators.
Hepatitis C; Decentralised diagnosis; Antiviral treatment; Vulnerable population
Crespo J, Albillos A, Buti M, Calleja JL, García Samaniego J, Hernández Guerra M. Eliminación de la hepatitis C: documento de posicionamiento de la Asociación Española para el Estudio del Hígado (AEEH). Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2019 Nov;111(11):862-873.
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