The Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program (AVHPP) for Maryland, funded in 2007 by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), is staffed by a AVHPP Coordinator. The AVHPP Coordinator provides the technical expertise necessary for the management and coordination of activities directed toward prevention of viral hepatitis infections and integration of viral hepatitis prevention services into health care settings and public health programs that serve adults at risk for viral hepatitis. Examples of programs into which viral hepatitis prevention should be integrated include those addressing sexually transmitted infections, HIV, immunization, correctional health, substance abuse treatment, and syringe exchange.
Hepatitis C (HCV) is four times more prevalent than HIV Are you at risk? Over 100,000 Marylanders are infected, and 2 out of 3 of them don't know it.
INJECTION DRUG USE (IDU) is a major risk behavior for contracting HCV. If you or someone you know needs HELP with an alcohol or drug problem, you can contact the Maryland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration maryland-adaa.org or call 410-402-8600 between 8:30 a.m.& 5:00 p.m. for a treatment location near you.
Learn more about Viral Hepatitis Serology - you can 1.5 CME or 1.6 CNE forthis on-line course:
Viral Hepatitis Serology: Serology: Hepatitis A-E
Click on "Training Resources"
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