It is crucial to ensure optimal clinical management of HCV infection in HIV-co-infected patients. The reasons for the development of guidelines on HCV-infection treatment in HIV-injected persons a rise from the need for standardised management of HIV/HCV co-infection in our institute. The aims of these guidelines are: to clarify principles of clinical management of HCV infection in HIV-infected patients to care-providers; to improve the awareness of HIV-infected patients cared for by our institute on current management of HCV infection; lastly, to improve the quality of care in this field. Taking their cue from the principle of evidence-based medicine, the guidelines were developed by a panel of experts, who conducted a systematic review of the literature, mainly taking into account current international recommendations. In the present document, the most frequent clinical presentations occurring in the management of HIV/HCV co-infected patients at our institution are discussed. During the implementation phases, adherence to the guidelines and their effectiveness at our institution will be evaluated. The present guidelines cannot entirely substitute the judgement of an expert clinician. However, adherence to these guidelines will contribute to the improvement in the standards of care for HIV/HCV-co-infected patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Guidelines for the management of HCV infection in HIV-infected patients|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Infezioni in Medicina|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)