Everyone can help prevent the transmission and progression of hepatitis C by becoming educated. Especially those at risk and providers working with people in the criminal justice system, family service providers, health educators, and substance abuse treatment and healthcare professionals.
Viral hepatitis is an important public health problem in California. In the United States, there are millions of people living with chronic hepatitis C and viral hepatitis is a major cause of liver cancer and the leading cause of liver transplants. From 2010 to 2030, the number of liver cancer cases in the U.S. is expected to rise 59 percent.
Many people don’t even know they have the infection. But the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is so common among Baby Boomers that everyone born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested. The virus spreads through shared needles, birth and, sometimes, sex. About 5% of people with chronic infections eventually die of cancer or cirrhosis, the CDC says.
At the same time, many windows of opportunity are opening. New treatments recently approved by the FDA are having far greater successes. With greater dialogue and increased education, we can reduce transmission of Hep C Virus and reduce the progression of this chronic disease.
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Please join us for our fourth installment of the Recovery Enrichment Series. Special Guest Speaker, Lucinda Porter, RN presents Hepatitis C: Preventable and Curable. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be inspired and enrich your journey! Lucinda’s books, blogs and articles offer practical tips, humor and encouragement, guiding patients to live well and free from the burden of hepatitis C. For more information, to read her blog, or to connect with Lucinda, visit www.LucindaPorterRN.com, Facebook @LucindaPorterRN, Twitter https://twitter.com/LucindaPorterRN. Download Flyer HERE
Continuing Education Credits available for the Recovery Enrichment Series: Community Recovery Resources is approved to provide two (2.0) continuing education units (CEU’s): BBS #PCE2459, CAADAC #5-01-456-0215.