Curing Hepatitis C among People of Color Living with HIV

About the Initiative

This SPNS initiative supported:

  • Expansion of Hepatitis C (HCV) prevention, testing, care, and treatment capacity.
  • Improvement in the coordination of linkage to and retention in HCV care and treatment for people with both HIV and HCV.
  • Improvement in coordination with SAMHSA-funded substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers to deliver behavioral health and SUD treatment support to achieve treatment completion and prevent HCV infection and re-infection.

In addition, the initiative supported enhancement of state, local and tribal health department surveillance systems to increase their capacity to monitor acute and chronic infections of HIV and HCV in areas of high populations or low-income, uninsured, and underserved racial and ethnic minorities.

This SPNS initiative was supported through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.

Final Meeting Report

Slides with summaries of the initiative including:

  • Evaluation questions
  • Dissemination activities
  • Site reports

Contact Information

Project Contacts:

Courtney Gidengil, MD
Principal Investigator
RAND Corporation
Merceditas Villanueva, MD
Principal Investigator
Yale University
Waridibo Allison, MD
Principal Investigator
University of Texas Health San Antonio

HRSA Contacts:

PO Name
Sara Woody
PO Title
Management Analyst
PO Phone


Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Recipient Organization: RAND Corporation, Yale University, University of Texas Health San Antonio

Grant number: RAND: U90HA30519, Yale: U90HA31462, UT:U90HA31461

Project Period: 09/30/17 - 09/29/20