TACTIVE C Logohe Alabama Coalition for Testing, Interventions, and Engagement in HCV Care (ACTIVE-C) is a dynamic, innovative, targeted collaboration among academic (UAB), community (FQHC and primary care clinics), emergency departments, and State and Public Health Departments in Alabama, a state with tremendous poverty and health disparities.

The partners in ACTIVE-C are led by a team of experienced Hepatology and Infectious Disease providers at UAB with over 30 years’ experience in treatment of viral infections, most notably HIV. A natural foundation for this project is created by the similarities between HIV and HCV including: the disproportionate impact on the poor, a large proportion of infected patients not knowing their status, the lack of access to care requiring special emphasis on testing and linkage, and barriers in obtaining access to antiviral therapy requiring specialized case management.