Curing HCV in Incarcerated Patients (CHIP) is a 1-year demonstration project that will assess the feasibility of a HCV treatment program in the San Francisco City & County Jail. The Jail Health Services will treat 100 patients using the FDA approved combination treatment, sofosbuvir/velpatasvir, Eplcusa® and will continue their treatment during incarceration and after their release (if applicable).
Curing HCV in Incarcerated Patients (CHIP) is a 1-year demonstration project that will be conducted in the San Francisco County Jails.Jail settings can provide an optimal opportunity to screen for HCV, initiate curative treatment, and link patients to community HCV providers to complete their treatment. This demonstration project will be funded by the Gilead's Investigator Sponsored Research. The purpose is to assess the feasibility of treating inmates with the FDA approved combination oral treatment, sofosbuvir/velpatasvir, Eplcusa®. The San Francisco Department of Public Health's Jail Health Services will treat 100 patients. Intensive patient navigators will be an essential component for treatment to ensure medication adherence and achieve SVR for those who are discharged from jail prior to HCV treatment completion. Navigators will provide short-term case management services by linking patients to medical and social support services. This demonstration project will be facilitated by the Jail Health Services' HIV & Integrated Services (formerly Forensic AIDS Project).
Hepatitis C, ChronicJailPatient NavigationIncarcerated PopulationHCVSofosbuvir/VelpatasvirHepatitis C
You can join if…
Open to people ages 18 years and up
a detectable HCV viral load
no medical contraindications to treatment, including limited life expectancy of less than 12-months due to non-liver related comorbid conditions or renal failure with creatinine clearance of < 30 mL/min.
Must start HCV treatment while detained
HIV positive or negative status
HBV positive or negative status
treatment-naïve or experienced
with or without cirrhosis
You CAN'T join if...
a limited life expectancy of less than 12-months due to non-liver related comorbid conditions
current or history of decompensated cirrhosis, defined as presence of ascites,hepatic encephalopathy, or variceal bleeding within the past 6 months.
severe renal impairment defined as creatinine clearance of < 30 mL/min or end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis