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Hispanics and Hepatitis: What You Need to Know

Hispanics and Hepatitis: What You Need to Know

Event Date: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Type: Webinar/Online Event

Description

There are an estimated 53 million Hispanics/Latinos living in the United States, which makes this group the largest and fastest growing minority group in the U.S. The prevalence of Hepatitis C among Latinos is estimated at 2.6%; significantly higher than the estimated prevalence of 1.5% in the general population. Awareness remains very low among Hispanics despite the availability of treatments that can cure Hepatitis C.

This webinar will highlight factors affecting early diagnosis, disease progression and timely treatment for Hispanics, including barriers in access to quality care, common co-morbidities, patient awareness, education, and language barriers.

Presenters will share strategies to raise awareness about viral hepatitis among Latinos; benefits of prevention, testing, education; and bring attention to related health issues, such as HIV co-infection, diabetes, obesity, and behavioral health issues, such as substance use/abuse.

To register for this HHS event:

  • Click on the hyperlink above and choose Web RSVP under Join Events
  • Enter the conference number: 7689435 and passcode: 6207866
  • Provide your information for the event leader and then click submit.