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Webinar | Strategies for HCV Testing and Linkage to Care in and from Prison
December 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Hepatitis C cannot be eliminated in the United States without reaching groups that are most impacted by the epidemic. Incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals bear a disproportionate burden of HCV with current estimates putting the prevalence in jails and prisons between 12 and 35 percent. Despite the high prevalence and recommendations from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBoP), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to offer opt-out antibody testing (at the very least) to all incarcerated individuals, most inmates with chronic HCV are unaware of their status. Screening and linking incarcerated individuals to care while incarcerated or upon release is essential to ensure they have access to a cure.
Join NASTAD’s Hepatitis Testing Partnership and the National Hepatitis Corrections Network for a webinar at 1:00 PM ET on Thursday, December 6, 2018 to explore strategies for HCV testing and linkage to care for people currently in or transitioning from prison.
Participants must pre-register to participate on this webinar. You can find the registration link here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6173913216064100620.
This webinar will be recorded and available on the Hepatitis Testing Partnership website.