Awareness

  • In order to ensure a successful elimination of HCV, awareness of the public of the natural history, the mode of transmission and the feasibility of cure from the virus must be stressed.

  • In order to achieve a ‘buy-in’ from the society, the stigma of HCV need to be corrected. With emphasis on

  • The difficulty of transmission of the virus, and the fact that it is not transmittable by daily contact

  • The sexual transmission is rare

  • In order to avoid harm to the patients, collaboration with judicial authorities to forbid discrimination against those who are diagnosed with HCV

  • The HCV elimination program will have to stress the meaning of cure from hepatitis C. A short report stating that the patient achieved SVR and is regarded cured from HCV despite the persistence of the HCV antibodies. He has no HCV virus and does not constitute infection risk.