Hepatitis C Treatment in Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID)

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Date presented
November 5, 2019 
Duration
1:03 
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CE Credit
ELF 

On Tuesday, November 5th Dr. Brianna Norton of Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center presented on:

“Hepatitis C Treatment in Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID)”

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the evidence on the effectiveness of treating chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infections in PWID and the impact on health.
  2. Discuss the role and responsibilities of the primary care and HCV provider in successfully curing HCV in PWID.
  3. Discuss Prevention and Harm Reduction strategies necessary while on Hepatitis C treatment.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Brianna Norton is an assistant professor of medicine in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center. Her clinical work includes the treatment of HIV, Hepatitis C and opioid dependence in the primary care setting. She conducts research to improve linkage to HCV care and treatment for people who inject drugs. She is also the medical director of the NY Harm Reduction Educators, a syringe exchange program in East Harlem and the South Bronx.

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