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Kai Chandler Lois Crenshaw Gary Paul Wright Fortunata Kasege Keith Green Lois Bates Greg Braxton Vanessa Austin Bernard Jackson

Register Today for July 25 Webinar: African Americans and Hep C

In Observance of the Inaugural African American Hepatitis C Action Day

July 17, 2013

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This announcement has been sent on behalf of our network supporters, the Harm Reduction Coalition:

African Americans and Hepatitis C

Thursday, July 25, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Register now!

Hepatitis C is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States and a leading cause of chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. It is also a neglected health condition, with: African Americans and Blacks have a higher prevalence of chronic Hepatitis C infection compared with non-Hispanic white Americans and are twice as likely to have ever been infected with Hepatitis C.

This webinar will provide information on the impact of Hepatitis C on African Americans and strategies to address the viral hepatitis C epidemic in the African-American community.

Click to register now!

The following will be discussed:

  • Clinical issues in hepatitis C care and treatment for African Americans
  • Role of the Affordale Care Act in addressing prevention, treatment and access to care for people living with viral hepatitis C
  • Recommendations for increasing testing, linkage and prevention efforts as well as access to treatment and care

Moderator: Hadiyah Charles, M.A. -- Hepatitis Advocacy Manager, Harm Reduction Coalition

Presenters:

Christopher Bates, M.P.A. -- Senior Advisor to the Director Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy

Marlene Taylor, P.A.-C. -- HIV/HCV Primary Care Provider Montefiore Medical Center, New York

Malinda Ellwood, J.D. -- Health Law and Policy Clinical Fellow, from Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School

Click here to register today!



This article was provided by HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. Visit HIV Prevention Justice Alliance's website to find out more about their activities and publications.

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