Executive summary: Consensus document of GEHEP of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC), along with SOCIDROGALCOHOL, SEPD and SOMAPA on hepatitis C virus infection management in drug users

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin (Engl Ed). 2020 Mar;38(3):127-131. doi: 10.1016/j.eimc.2018.09.006. Epub 2018 Nov 8.
[Article in English, Spanish]


The micro-elimination of HCV infection in drug users (DU) in our area is a priority in order to achieve the overall elimination of this disease. Coordinated action between specialists in addiction treatment, microbiologists and physicians who treat HCV infection is required to implement infection screening, to achieve universal access to treatment and to prevent new infections and reinfections. The objective of this document was to come to a consensus on the screening, hospital referral, treatment, follow-up and prevention of HCV infection in DU by an expert panel from GEHEP/SEIMC and three scientific societies of addiction treating physicians: SEPD, SOCIDROGALCOHOL and SOMAPA.

Keywords: Addiction; Adicción; Antivirales de acción directa; Direct acting antivirals; Drug use; Eliminación; Elimination; Harm reduction; Hepatitis C virus; Reducción de daños; Uso de drogas; Virus de la hepatitis C.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Consensus
  • Drug Users*
  • Hepacivirus
  • Hepatitis C* / diagnosis
  • Hepatitis C* / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening