Viral Hepatitis Updates from CDC
CDC - New Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)RFA-PS-14-OO4 Reduce Hepatitis Infections by Treatment and Integrated Prevention Services (Hepatitis-TIPS) among Non-urban Young Persons Who Inject Drugs
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to address the high prevalence of viral hepatitis C infection by developing and implementing an integrated approach for detection, prevention, care and treatment of Hepatitis C infection among young (18-30 year old), non-urban people who inject drugs (PWID). Awardees will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to enroll young non-urban PWID, collect epidemiological information, test for HCV infection and provide linkage to primary care services and prevention-based education. In addition to providing hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing, awardees will provide testing for the presence of co-infections with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV. Rates of HCV infection or re-infection will be evaluated through follow-up assessment.http://www.grants.gov/web/
Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Event this Thursday, April 3rdOn Thursday, April 3, 2014, an event to mark the update (2014-2016) of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis will take place in Washington, DC. The updated plan provides a framework around which both federal and nonfederal stakeholders from many sectors can engage to strengthen the nation’s response to viral hepatitis. The event will feature two panels – governmental and community – that will discuss, in practical terms, implementation challenges and opportunities as well as remarks by Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh, MD, MPH. The event can be viewed live online on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern) at www.hhs.gov/live.
Hepatitis C Online - Medications to Treat HCVA new section covering medications to treat hepatitis C is now available through Hepatitis C Online, a self-study, interactive course for medical providers on Hepatitis C. Developed by the University of Washington in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society-USA. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Free CME and CNE credits available. http://hepatitisc.uw.edu/page/