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B United Philly

HepTREC participates in the Hep B United Philadelphia campaign to increase hepatitis B testing and vaccination.

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NVHR

HepTREC is a member of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable. Click the icon above to learn more. ...........................

Philly hepatiis alliance

HepTREC is a founding member of the Philadelphia Viral Hepatitis Alliance. To learn more click the icon above.

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hepcap

HepTREC is a founding member of HepCAP, the Hepatitis C Alliance of Philadelphia, which aims to increase awareness of Hepatitis C, while improving local Hep C prevention, testing, and treatment services. ..........................

PIC

HepTREC is a member of the Philadelphia Immunization Coalition (PIC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting immunizations for the residents of Philadelphia. Click the logo above for more information. .........................

New Jersey Task Force

HepTREC serves on the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services's Viral Hepatitis Advisry board. The board provides advice and recommendations to the Health Commissioner. Click the icon above for the NJDHSS website.

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Education Kit

Our education kit includes a guide and handouts (in English and Spanish). The Education Kit is now available for download in the Resources section.

To learn more about the kits, contact HepTREC at info@heptrec.org.

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New Hepatitis C

Guidelines

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

A new document guiding testing, treatment, and management was published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA). The groups plan to update the document periodically as advances in HCV care develop. Click Here for more information.

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HepTREC is now
at USciences!

HepTREC is a center for hepatitis-related programs in the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

We design and implement education, training, support and immunizations programs and conduct research to support our mission: to reduce the impact of viral hepatitis.

University of the Sciences

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National Call for Action

Viral hepatitis received national attention with the publication of two reports. Click on the icons below to see the reports.

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C.

IOM Report

Sparked by the IOM report, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published 2012 Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis and followed it in 2014 with the Updated Action Plan

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

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Alejandro Escovedo:

Succeeding with Hepatitis C

Alejandro Escovedo

Click here to learn about Alejandro, his music, and his life (and success) with hep C.

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Doreen Spence:

Fighter of Hepatitis C

Minister Doreen Spence

Click here to learn about Doreen Spence and her fight with hepatitis.

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hcv

Hepatitis in the News

New interferon-free HCV medications approved by FDA

In the past year FOUR new drugs were approved by the FDA for treatment of hepatitis C: Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and dasabuvir), Olysio (simeprevir), Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir). And, more may be coming soon!

They represent options for oral (pill) treatment with excellent results and fewer side effects and shorter length of treatment than previous interferon therapy.

Talk with your doctor to determine which medication is right for you. Financial assistance may be available through the pharmaceutical companies and patient assistance programs.

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Should YOU be screened for viral hepatitis?

Authorities agree: BABY BOOMERS and other with risk factors should be screened for HCV. Read more by clicking Here.

Hepatitis B screening guidelines also updated. Click Here for more information.

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Hepatitis C surpassed HIV

As cause of death in the United States. Read more by Clicking Here.

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Oct 2014: FDA approves Harvoni

The first once-daily single tablet regimen for the treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C (Genotype 1)!

Click here for more information.

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December 2013: FDA Approves Sofosbuvir

for Hepatitis C Genotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Click here for more information.
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NEW HCV MEDICATION APPROVED BY FDA!

Several new medications for hepatitis C treatment are being tested. One new medication Olysio (simeprevir) received FDA approval November 22nd. Read more by clicking here.

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NEW HEPATITIS C SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS!

The CDC now recommend all Baby Boomers be tested once for hepatitis C. Read more by clicking here.

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Two new medications are available for the treatment of hepatitis C. See our hepatitis C section for more information.

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Hepatitis C surpassed HIV as cause of death in the United States. Read more by clicking here.

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Current Activities

Care Coordination

Our program helps underserved hepatitis C patients navigate the healthcare system to obtain the appropriate care.

Vaccinations

We administer hepatitis A, B and influenza vaccinations to adults at high-risk in Philadelphia. We've administered more than 1000 doses of vaccine!

Research Presentations

HepTREC presents research projects at national meetings including AASLD's Liver Meeting and the American Public health association's annual meeting.

Immunization Laws Project

Drs. Erika Hedden, Amy Jessop and Robert Field examined laws regarding immunization registries (IIS). A manuscript from the study will be published soon. Click here for a list of the 984 laws examined for the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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