Scaling up access to highly effective hepatitis C treatment for HIV infected people: not “mission creep” but “mission critical” for the Global Fund’s response to HIV |

Publisher: Global Fund Developed Country NGO Delegation

The Global Fund could set a powerful example, by supporting countries who provide a technically sound case for using Global Fund resources to invest in hepatitis C treatment for co-infected people. Failure to support hepatitis C treatment will allow the epidemic to continue spreading while abandoning some of the world’s most marginalized people to die from a curable infection. This will undermine progress created by scaling up antiretroviral treatment, disregard national autonomy in prioritizing the response, undermine the Global Fund mission and ignore the needs of people suffering with a deadly but curable co-infection. The Global Fund Developed Country NGO Delegation has designed a factsheet on Hepatitis C treatment.