Central Connecticut Hepatitis Community

June 2016

Regular 7pm Meeting, June 8th:

Last month, we discussed the importance of getting vaccinated against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (especially chronic HCV and immunocompromised patients trying to avoid co-infection complications). Aging HCV patients with unconfirmed HBV vaccination efficacy was suggested to discuss with their physicians about having their HBV immunization retested due to potential decreasing effectiveness with age. A member has since advised that their retest indicated inadequate protection against HBV and began the series again; are you protected? We will also be finalizing our plans for the sixteenth annual Hepatitis C Support Group Liverfest picnic.

Future meetings:
  • July 13, 2016 meeting: Celebrate our Independence by joining facilitators in writing local resources to promote HCV advocacy.
  • August 13, 2016 meeting: As schools get ready for the 2016-2017 year, things to take into account when family members prepare to start SCHOOL will be discussed.
  • September 14, 2016 meeting: George Y. Wu, M.D., Ph.D. will be speaking to our group to give us a HCV Therapy Update. Our walk team, Liver Lifers, will walk to raise funds for ALF on September 18, 2016.
  • October 12, 2016 meeting: We are planning Fall 2016 activities, including Halloween. Nominations for 2017 Facilitator(s) opens.
  • November 12, 2016 meeting: Thanksgiving celebration meeting. Nominations for 2017 Facilitators(s) continues to be open
  • December 9, 2016 meeting: Closing of 2017 Facilitator(s) nominations and vote is planned, followed by holiday celebrations.

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 7, 2016
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