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Hepatitis Co-Infection Clinic

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects 30% of patients at the HIV Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. Although it is a leading cause of illness and death in HIV infection, HCV can be cured with proper treatment. New medications offer the promise of improved cure rates with shorter duration of treatment and fewer side effects.

To increase access to HCV care and cure, the UCSF HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General has developed a primary care based model for HCV care and treatment that includes a treatment protocol and additional resources available online at sfaetc.ucsf.edu.

All HIV patients in our clinic are tested for HCV and those who test positive are provided with specific care and treatment through the HIV primary care clinic. Key components of this primary care based model include: