AIDS Action Committee of MA (AAC) and the Massachusetts Viral Hepatitis Coalition (MVHC) created this guide to help residents locate hepatitis C services in our state, including testing sites, treatment specialists, and support groups.
AIDS Action’s Health Library program is one centralized place where you can find and download up-to-date and factually sound information on hepatitis. Visit the hepatitis C topic page in the online library for more information.
May marks Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 marks National Hepatitis Testing Day. This month provides an opportunity for concentrated messaging around hepatitis prevention, testing, and treatment. Help raise awareness about hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment through Facebook and Twitter. Download the toolkit here.
Many people in Massachusetts don’t know about hepatitis. Leading an education session is a great way to get the information out into the community. Here are some ideas for strengthening your session:
- Check out the online library for quick and easy fact sheets to print and distribute.
- Use or adapt an existing, tested curriculum.
- HCV Advocate has a trainers page, hcvadvocate.org/Training/Trainers.html, with a full HCV curriculum and additional presentations.
- Include short videos
- The HepCTV channel on YouTube.com has several great videos for education. Check out this one: http://youtu.be/Zl_kw8qHGTI
- AIDS Action has a downloadable infographic with basic information about hepatitis C in MA. Click here to download it.
- CDC “Know More” hepatitis campaign has several posters and graphics that are free to download or order. Go to: cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/CampaignResources.htm
- HCV Advocate also has several free downloadable posters at: hcvadvocate.org/Training/Trainers.html