On Tuesday, August 7th, Dr. Arthur Kim of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kim will present on presented on: “Treat Now or Wait? Acute HCV Infection”
1. Describe transmission and pathogenesis of hepatitis C (HCV) during initial infection.
2. Identify the signs and symptoms associated with acute HCV infection.
3. Discuss diagnostic algorithms and treatment options for acute HCV infection.
Dr. Kim earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his MD from Harvard Medical School. After his internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and fellowships at MGH and Harvard Medical School, he joined the faculty at Harvard where he is currently Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Kim is the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Clinic within the Division of Infectious Diseases at MGH and focuses his clinical and research interests on special populations with HCV, including those with HIV-1/HCV coinfection, acute HCV, and in the prison population. He is currently co-chair of the AASLD / IDSA Guidance Panel for Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C and a member of the ACTG Hepatitis Transformative Science Group. He is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Transplant Infectious Disease. He has made numerous presentations related to HCV locally, nationally and abroad.