To date, 109 patients have been referred to a specialist, 37 have undergone medical evaluation for treatment, and nine have started antiviral therapy. Patient outcomes are tracked for patients linked to the Care Clinic; 20 of the 60 patients referred have undergone
medical evaluation, six have initiated HCV treatment, three have successfully completed and achieved sustained viro-logic response. A study of clinical outcomes for all chronic patients has begun. The highest rate of new chronic infection were seen amongst White patients (9.45%), as compared to Black patients (4.67%). Conclusion: The testing model is innovative and replicable. Routine screening diagnoses patients earlier, decreases stigma and reveals the actual burden and epidemiology of the disease in an FQHC network/population. Rates of chronic infection are lower than expected but rates of positive antibody screening are higher than anticipated. The Linkage
to Care Coordinator PD-1 antibody position is an effective way of increasing patient engagement and retention to care. The most unanticipated finding was the discrepancy between race groups amongst poor predicting HCV status, with the strongest prediction being race. The implication of these findings will be discussed. Disclosures: The following people have nothing to disclose: Catelyn Coyle Study Purpose: We aimed to assess the prevalence of tattooing acquisition in unregulated settings in a Philadelphia neighborhood. We assessed differences in age, gender, HCV knowledge and self-perceived HCV infection risk among those who acquired tattoos in these settings. Methods: Residents 上海皓元医药股份有限公司 older than 18 years and
find more living in a Philadelphia neighborhood with limited medical resources were recruited through a community based HIV and HCV testing and linkage to care campaign called Do One Thing. Community members participated in a structured in-person interview that assessed demographics, HCV risk factors, HCV knowledge and perceived risk, tattoo history and tattoo party participation. Descriptive statistics and multivariate regression analysis were completed with SAS software. Results: Of the 1,505 residents who participated in the survey between December 2012 and May 2014, 757 (50.3%) were female, 1,034 (69%) were younger adults born after the 1945 to 1965 birth cohort and 1,057 (80.8%) earned less than $30,000 dollars annually. Of subjects who had tattoos, 371 (51.6%) reported getting a tattoo in an unregulated setting and 197 (26.6%) had obtained theirs at a tattoo party. Of those who acquired tattoos at a tattoo party, 72 (36.5%) reported that greater than 15 guests had acquired tattoos while 52 (26.4%) reported that tattooing equipment had been re-used. Older adults born in the baby boomer birth cohort were less likely than younger adults to obtain their tattoos in an unregulated environment (OR: 0.55, 95% CI: 0.33, 0.94, p=0.029). Of those who had tattoos, more young adults (N=341, 51.