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December 2015 Newsletter
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Harlem has one of the highest Hep C rates in NYC?

Learn what you can do at the Wednesday December 9th Harlem Hep C Task Force Meeting.

Learn about NBLCA's Hep C programs, a new HIV/Hep C program at Mount Sinai, Project INSPIRE, NY trans health, Hep C advocacy, and more. All are welcome.

Upcoming Events

Training Hep C Prevention for Young People Who Inject Drugs. Dec 10 (10 AM - 5 PM). Harm Reduction Coalition.

Call for AbstractsNYS HIV & HCV Clinical Conference. NYS AIDS Institute. Abstracts due Fri, Dec 11 at 5 PM.

Training | Supervisor Training for Implementing Peer-Delivered Services. NYS DOH. Dec 10 & 11. (9 AM - 5 PM)

Meeting NYC Coalition for Childhood Immunization Initiatives. Dec 11 (9:30 - 11:30 AM)

Training Peer Workers: Promoting Primary Care and Treatment Adherence for HIV. Dec 17 (9 AM - 5 PM)
>> See more Events

Missed a Hep Free NYC Meeting?

Find out what went on and view the presentation slides here: 
Find all meeting highlights here.


Seeking Storytelling Expert

The Personal Stories Workshop seeks a storytelling expert to help people living with Hep C tell their story to the media and at advocacy events, support groups, and provider trainings. Workshops are planned to begin again in Feb 2016. For more info, contact Diana.

Seeking Hep B Stories

The #justB campaign is seeking stories from people living with or affected by Hep B. #JustB is a story collection that aims to increase Hep B awareness and decrease stigma. Share your story.

Activist Webinars

Webinar | The Cost of Production for HCV Treatment. Treatment Action Group. Dec 8 (10 AM)

Webinar DAAs Drastically Simplify Hep C Diagnosis and Monitoring.Treatment Action Group. Dec 10 (9 AM).

Action Alerts

Complete Survey | Hep Free NYC LGBTQ Initiative.

Ask Congress | Raise Federal Hepatitis Funding.

Support NYS Anti-Mandatory Mail Order Pharmacy Bill.

Sign Petition | End Unfair Drug Pricing. Sign VOCAL-NY's petition for a fair drug pricing system.

Ask Congress | End the Federal Ban on Syringe Exchange. Read the NYC Health Commissioner's support of syringe exchange funding here.
>> See more Action Alerts

New Tools

Poster | "Hep B Has No Warning Signs"

Download and share this new CDC resource with patients. In English, traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean.

Infographic | "Getting Inked or Pierced?"

Share this NYS DOH infographic on Hep C prevention online or order print postcards for free.

Booklet | Hep C in Prison and Jail

Download and share this resource for people who are incarcerated. Now in Spanish!
>> See more Tools


Novel Once-Daily Hepatitis C Pill Outperforms Standard Treatment in Patients with Genotypes 2 and 3. NEJM Journal Watch. "An experimental, once-daily Hep C pill combining sofosbuvir with velpatasvir is superior to standard treatment with sofosbuvir plus ribavirin in patients with HCV genotypes 2 and 3, according to two industry-funded, phase 3 trials in the New England Journal of Medicine."

The $33 Test in Prison That Could Save Countless Lives on the Outside. The Marshall Project. "Around the country, prisoners are clamoring to be cured of a potentially deadly disease, while prison administrators are reeling from the treatment’s price tag."
>> See more News

Training & Technical Assistance

Dear Colleague Letter | Encouraging NYS Providers to Implement Hep C Reflex RNA Testing. NYS DOH. 

Presentations | Hep C in Correctional Health Care. National Hepatitis Corrections Network.

Clinical Provider Toolkit | Hep C Screening and Linkage to Care. NYC Health Dept.

Journal Articles & Reports

Internalized Stigma and Sterile Syringe Use Among People Who Inject Drugs in New York City, 2010–2012. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2014. "PWID with higher internalized stigma are less likely to consistently use sterile syringe sources in urban settings."

Cost-effectiveness of Early Treatment of HCV Genotype 1 by Stage of Liver Fibrosis in a US Treatment-Naive Population. JAMA, Nov 2015. "Treating HCV infection at early stages of fibrosis appeared to improve health outcomes and to be cost-effective but incurred substantial aggregate costs."

Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Real Life. JAMA, Nov 2015. "We must ensure also that as many individuals with HCV as possible are treated with available resources by driving efficiencies through innovation." 
>> See more Publications

Job Board

Policy & Communications Assistant (HIV & Hep) @ AIDS Institute (DC)
Intern @ NYU Center for Study of Asian American Health
Clinical Research Coordinator @ Mount Sinai
HIV/STI/HEP Lead Program Analyst @ National Association of County & City Health Officials
Senior Harm Reduction Counselor @ Iris House
Events Coordinator @ American Liver Foundation
Hepatitis Capacity Building Coordinator @ Harm Reduction Coalition (CA)
Hep C/HIV/AIDS Clinical Research Coordinator @ Mount Sinai
Linkage to Care Specialist @ Washington Heights CORNER Project
Testing Center Coordinator @ African Services Committee
>> More jobs here

Funding Board

OMH Funding | HIV/Hepatitis Social Marketing Campaign (due Jan 11, 2016)
>> More funding opportunities here

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