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A team approach to treatment and care

Treatment for HIV and for hepatitis B or C should involve a network of experienced care providers. Along with your HIV consultant, this may include doctors who specialise in treating liver disease (hepatologists) and, if needed, a regional transplant centre.

This may mean that you have to see several different doctors and nurses in different hospital departments – or even in different hospitals – for your HIV and hepatitis care.

Good communication between care providers is important, so tell a member of your healthcare team if you are concerned that important information is not being passed between them.

Your clinic should take regular blood samples while you are on treatment to monitor your health and to see how well your treatments are working. Doctors, nurses or social workers should also be able to provide support to help you maintain good adherence to treatment and manage side-effects.

HIV & hepatitis

Published December 2017

Last reviewed December 2017

Next review December 2020

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Hepatitis information

For more information on hepatitis visit infohep.org.

Infohep is a project we're working on in partnership with the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) and the World Hepatitis Alliance.

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.