Webinar: HIV and Hepatitis Basics for MSM
People living with HIV are disproportionally affected by viral hepatitis: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 25% of HIV-positive people in the United States are coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), and about 10% are coinfected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). Approximately 20% of all new HBV infections in the U.S. are among MSM, says the CDC, and sexually transmitted HCV has been increasingly reported among HIV-positive men who have sex with men over the last several years.
What do gay and bisexual men need to know about HIV/hepatitis coinfection? The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF for short) is presenting a webinar this Thursday, July 25, to provide answers. See the webinar announcement, excerpted below and available in full here, to get the details and register.
Hepatitis B/C and HIV Co-Infection
Thursday, July 25, 2013
7AM PDT – 9AM PDT
The MSMGF invites you to participate in an upcoming webinar on the relationship between HIV and viral hepatitis! Produced as part of the MSMGF’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the relationship between HIV treatment and prevention and its implications for men who have sex with men (MSM), this new webinar will serve as a basic introduction to hepatitis B and C for advocates and service providers who would like to learn more about this topic. This presentation is designed for participants who are new to the topic and therefore will not cover detailed clinical or advanced research information.
The presentation will:
- Offer a basic understanding of hepatitis B and C
- Provide an overview of co-infection with HIV and hepatitis B and C
- Highlight the implications of co-infection for gay men and other MSM
- Outline policy and program recommendations to address co-infection among gay men and other MSM
The webinar will last 45 minutes and feature a visual and audio slide presentation followed by a question and answer period using the webinar chat function. To view the visual presentation, you will need an internet connection. To listen to the audio portion, you will need to connect via telephone.
The webinar is free of charge and pre-registration is required in order to participate. You can pre-register and find more information about this event online at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/y8zv33u07qel&eom….