Hepatitis B and C Awareness Training

Training Date: 17 July 2019

2.00pm – 4.00pm

World Hepatitis Day calls for countries across the world to eliminate the virus, which is a liver infection that spreads through blood-to-blood contact.

Hepatitis C affects people very differently – many people with it may have no symptoms at all and may never know they have the virus. About one in five people infected with hepatitis C will clear the virus, in its acute form, within two to six months. About 80% of people who are infected with hepatitis C will develop a chronic infection.

Liver disease is largely preventable. In the UK more than 90% is due to three main risk factors: viral hepatitis, obesity and alcohol.

People who inject drugs (PWID) represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infection. Clinicians working with PWID play an important role in reducing HCV-related morbidity and mortality through early diagnosis and treatment.

With the advent of new well-tolerated, short-course direct acting antiviral (DAA) HCV regimens with cure rates >95%, there is a chance to vastly improve the health outcomes of people living with HCV.

World Hepatitis Day takes places every year in July to raise awareness of and to support those living with hepatitis. Many people living with hepatitis do not know their status due to lack of knowledge and related stigma. Sahir House have teamed up with colleagues from the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust to deliver a training course to coincide with World Hepatitis Day in July to increase awareness and understanding locally.

Special guest speakers:

HIV and Infectious Diseases Consultant and Lead Hepatitis Nursing Team
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Booking is essential. Confirmation of attendance is given upon received payment of £50 for Merseyside based organisations or £100 for organisations outside of Merseyside.

For more details contact:

training@sahir.uk.com or 0151 237 3989 or visit www.sahir.org.uk/training (clicking this link will take you away from the LCVS website)

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