Central Connecticut Hepatitis Community

June 2015

Regular 7pm Meeting, June 10th:

This meeting is beginning to take the shape of our inaugural Annual HCV TRAILBLAZERS meeting, wherein former Central Connecticut Hepatitis C Group members who forged the early, extremely difficult treatment paths (only to unsuccessfully attempt to clear their HCV virus) plan on visiting to discuss their plans on taking the modern standard-of-care treatments with the high success rates. We will be holding a roundtable discussion about these medications and their status. We are working with the state Dept. of Health, Hepatitis Coordinator to improve partnering and may be able to report some advancements in those activities. We will revisit the 15th Annual LiverFest plans to finalize a date and other details.

Future meetings:
  • On July 8, 2015 we will be recruiting for participation in the annual American Liver Foundation Liver Life Walk with our walk team, Liver Lifers.
  • August 12, 2015 meeting: Review fundraising efforts for the 2015 Liver Life Walk team, Liver Lifers. We will hold open roundtable discussions on related topics attendees desire.
  • September 9, 2015 meeting: Dr. Wu will speak to the group on Currently available treatment for HCV. We open our annual nominations for 2016 Facilitator(s) December 2015 vote.
  • October 15, 2015 meeting: Preparing for the fall and Halloween, we will discuss the health impact of the foods and sweets we eat. We will continue taking nominations for 2016 Facilitator(s) and discuss how we want the group to proceed going forward in these times of successful standard-of-care treatments.

Prospects for future meetings:
A transplant surgeon, attorneys, psychiatry professional, massage therapy education and treatment experiences are some of the ideas on the table.

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Last Updated: June 6, 2015
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2014 Public Act 257
2014 PA 257 OLR
E. CT Hepatitis Outreach

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