Hepatitis C infection is a major epidemic affecting an estimated 2.3 million people across the United States, and the number of infections is rising particularly in the greater Appalachian states of Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. They are our neighbors, our coworkers, our teachers and our friends. Here are some of their stories.
Dr. Kelly Cooper discusses the immediate need to solve the hepatitis C epidemic as she watches it tear Knoxville families apart.
Screening and Linkage to Care
Dr. Kelly Cooper discusses her reduction syringe exchange program aimed at reducing the number of hepatitis C infections caused by injection drug use by screening for HCV and linking people to care.
Harm Reduction and Community Education
Donald Davis focuses on harm reduction caused by drug addiction by supporting a needle exchange program.
Strengthening Healthcare Infrastructure
Michelle Rose analyzes the data of rates of infection of hepatitis C to inform elimination strategies.
HepConnect Launches in North Carolina
HepConnect brings the North Carolina community together to fight against the rise of hepatitis C.