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Addressing Rising Rates of Hepatitis C Infections: Fallout of the Opioid Epidemic - WEBINAR

The public health urgency for behavioral health and health care providers continues to be the opioid epidemic. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people in the United States die every day from opioid overdoses. Supporting persons in recovery from for opioid use disorder (OUD) also needs to address added consequences of use including chronic infections such as hepatitis C, (HCV), hepatitis B, (HBV), and/or HIV for people who inject opioids.

This two-part webinar series will review how opioid use has increased the rates of HCV infections and opportunities practitioners have to support persons at risk in the communities they serve. Content will discuss HCV disease progression, potential complications of HBV and/or HIV coinfections, essential integration of HCV screening and testing, linkage to care, and counseling points and strategies to support treatment and wellness.

Starts: Sep. 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Ends: Sep. 28, 2018 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
September 21, 2018
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