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Wednesday, November 28 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
E-27 - Viral Hepatitis: Roadmap for Responding (CE)

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While the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) is an unprecedented effort to reduce and control the HIV epidemic, one crucial implication is its impact on those co-infected with HIV and viral hepatitis; one of the leading causes of death among those co-infected. An estimated 25 percent of HIV-positive persons are co-infected with hepatitis C and approximately 10 percent are co-infected with hepatitis B. The release of the Health and Human Services Viral Hepatitis Action Plan is also an unprecedented effort to reduce and control viral hepatitis. While access to viral hepatitis care and treatment may be challenging for some who are co-infected, there are opportunities and strategies that should be considered to obtain positive health outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will describe the disease burden of both mono- and co-infection of viral hepatitis and HIV.
  • Participants will describe the challenges of obtaining and providing viral hepatitis services in the United States.
  • Participants will understand the viral hepatitis public heath landscape including current recommendations by key federal agencies for providers.

Speakers
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Oscar Mairena

Senior Associate, Viral Hepatitis/Policy and Legislative Affairs, NASTAD
Oscar Mairena is a Senior Associate for Viral Hepatitis and Policy and Legislative Affairs at the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), which represents the chief State health agency staff with responsibility for administering HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis... Read More →
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Chris Taylor

Associate Director, Viral Hepatitis, NASTAD
Chris Taylor is the Associate Director, Viral Hepatitis for the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD). In this role, he provides support and technical assistance to state health department viral hepatitis programs, advocates on their behalf with the Administration... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
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