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Special Edition:
Focus on NVHR Members

 

National Viral Hepatits Roundtable

Treatment Action Group (TAG) Featured in Oscar Nominated Documentary

 
How To Survive a Plague is an inspiring Oscar-nominated documentary about ACT-UP's work to end AIDS, focusing on the group's Treatment and Data (T and D) Committee.  In 1991, T and D members--including TAG's Executive Director, Mark Harrington--founded Treatment Action Group (TAG), an AIDS research and policy think tank also working in hepatitis C and tuberculosis. For more information about the movie, watch the trailer: http://surviveaplague.com/trailer

 
NVHR congratulates our member organization, TAG, on their great work on HIV and viral hepatitis.  TAG publishes and regularly updates its HCV pipeline report, available at: http://www.pipelinereport.org/toc/HCV/dec-treatment-pipeline-update.

TAG provides additional resources for the HCV community; The Guide to Clinical Trials for People with Hepatitis C is available at no charge in English and Spanish, at
http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/hcv/publications/2011/hcv-clinical-trials-guide.

TAG's HCV Treatment Fact Sheets are available at no charge in English and Spanish at: http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/HCV/FACTSHEETS.
 

Community Health Center, Inc, Expands Videoconferencing for Hepatitis and HIV Management

Dr. Marwan Haddad, Medical Director of HIV, HCV and Buprenorphine Services at Community Health Center, Inc (CHC), a Connecticut based network of health centers, and an NVHR member organization, has spent the last year developing a videoconferencing consultation project reaching all of its sites in Connecticut, offering Hepatitis C and HIV management at all centers. CHC is now ready and able to offer HCV and HIV management to outside agencies who are looking to benefit from treating their own Hepatitis C and/or HIV patients. For more information, Dr. Haddad can be reached at: haddadm@chc1.com.

Taking Liver Health to Capitol Hill

NVHR members are busy taking their message to Capitol Hill. On February 14, 2013, The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, Hepatitis Foundation International, and Trust for America’s Health are sponsoring a briefing in Congress hosted by several of our Congressional Champions. The briefing will highlight the critical need to promote liver health education in the National Agenda. For more information, and to attend this event, contact: briefing@hepatitisfoundation.org

On March 20, 2013, NVHR is joining the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease for its annual Liver Capitol Hill Day. Patients and providers will team up to visit our Congressional Representatives to educate them about liver diseases, including viral hepatitis and liver cancer. For more information, or to participate with NVHR in this event, contact: mschott@nvhr.org by February 15th.

Do you have plans for Hepatitis Awareness Month and National Testing Day?

The month of May, hepatitis awareness month, will be here before we know it. Do you have plans for viral hepatitis awareness events, or testing events on National Testing Day, May 19th? NVHR will be posting information as we receive it and we would love to know what you have planned. Please send your information to Mimi at mschott@nvhr.org


 
 
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