This three-year initiative awarded to Yale University and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio supported the expansion of Hepatitis C (HCV) prevention, testing, care, and treatment capacity; improved coordination of linkage to and retention in HCV care and treatment for people living with both HIV and HCV; and improved coordination with SAMHSA-funded substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers to deliver behavioral health and SUD treatment support to achieve treatment completion and prevent HCV infection and re-infection. In addition, the initiative enhanced state, local and tribal health department surveillance systems to increase their capacity to monitor acute and chronic infections of HIV and HCV in areas of high populations or low-income, uninsured, and underserved racial and ethnic minorities. This Special Projects of National Significance Program initiative was supported through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.
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