The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief, computerized behavioral intervention for promoting screening for hepatitis C and reducing risky behavior for people who inject drugs (PWID).
This study is a phase IV, open-label, single arm, multicentre study whose aim is to assess whether interferon-free and ribavirin-free Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) therapy with grazoprevir/elbasvir, will be feasible for the treatment of People who inject drugs (PWID) with recent injecting drug use and chronic HCV genotype 1 or 4 infection.
This project is a randomized clinical trial of two strategies to treat persons with genotype 1 HCV who currently inject drugs (PWIDs) with a once daily regime of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (LDV-SOF) for 8 weeks. The study will enroll 30 participants and will assess the feasibility and acceptability of treating active PWIDs for HCV with Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) by modified directly observed therapy (mDOT) versus unobserved dosing, with motivational interviewing based adherence support; and assess through in-depth, semi-structured qualitative interviews, the challenges with time intensity required for mDOT and unobserved dosing interventions, and identify key factors affecting treatment adherence.
Pilot Treatment as Prevention for HCV Among Persons Who Actively Inject Drugs (BYE-C)