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Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C: Are HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men at Risk?

Spring 2011

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Resources

www.hepcinfo.ca -- CATIE Hepatitis C website

Hep C on the radar -- The Positive Side

Poz guys talk to Frank about sex and hepatitis C -- Health Initiative for Men (HIM)

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Protect yourself and others -- Hepatitis C Support Project/HCV Advocate and Project Inform

Jeff Reinhart is the manager of the Hepatitis C Program at CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange). He has been working for the last three years to develop CATIE's Hepatitis C Program and has previous experience in non-profit project development in drug and alcohol use, social assistance, crisis intervention and HIV/AIDS programming.


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This article was provided by Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange. It is a part of the publication Prevention in Focus: Spotlight on Programming and Research. Visit CATIE's Web site to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
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