Join us for the Hepatitis C Free Allegheny Summit. The day will begin with breakfast and networking, an Update from End Hep C SF and Hep C Free Allegheny. We will continue the day with a working lunch and afternoon sessions to talk about expanding the role of harm reduction in preventing hepatitis C infections, increasing access to hepatitis C testing and treatment in high risk populations (including individuals who use drugs) and more! The sessions are designed to be interactive and engaging.
August 9, 2018
Doubletree 1 Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Approximately 3.5 million people in the United States have chronic hep C. In 2017, there were 3,272 reported confirmed and probable cases of hep C in Allegheny County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that today most people become infected with hep C by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Approximately 70%–85% of people infected with hep C experience a long-term, chronic infection that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Over 90% of hep C infected persons can be now be cured within 8-12 weeks, thanks to the development of new medications. Hep C Free Allegheny strives to support all Allegheny County residents living with and at risk for hepatitis C. This summit allows partners to discuss and plan expansion of preventative services, education, testing and timely access to care and treatment.
Deadline for registration is August 3