Dr. Mark Sulkowski and Dr. Kathleen Brady discuss the struggle between addiction and HCV. Appropriate treatment begins with screening and diagnosis, overcoming barriers to treatment and adherence, and collaboration between caregivers. And for the first time, experts in HCV confidently use the word “cure” to describe the achievable endpoint of treatment. Dr. Sulkowski begins by introducing a young woman named Theresa who struggled with addiction to opioids. Listen as they are joined by Dr. Alain Litwin, who describes barriers and the epidemiology of HCV infection in the US.Post-Test
Dr. Mark Sulkowski and Dr. Kathleen Brady discuss the game-changing treatments that are now available to cure HCV, and strategies to apply these treatments in the addiction medicine setting. Listen as they are joined by Dr. Raymond Chung, who discusses guidelines and new combination regimens.Post-Test
Supported by an independant educational grant from Gilead Sciences Inc.
Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most-deadly infectious disease in America.
HCV is curable, even among past and current drug users. You can help turn the tide. Learn how to screen (hint: it's easy) and how screening can save lives.
Treatment is now simpler, more effective, and shorter than ever. And it should be offered to nearly everyone with HCV, regardless of the level of cirrhosis.
Tune in to START HCV Radio Hour to listen and learn as our expert faculty explore important topics, using patient stories in an engaging moderated DKBmed Talk, modeled after the famous and popular TED Talks.
The expert faculty includes Mark Sulkowski, MD, professor of medicine and medical director of the Viral Hepatitis Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Alain Litwin, MD, professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York; Kathleen Brady, MD, Distinguished University Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina and Director of the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute; and Raymond Chung, MD, director of hepatology and the Liver Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.Start Program
Jointly Provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC
Mark S. Sulkowski, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis Center
Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD
Distinguished University Professor
Vice President for Research
Director, South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Alain H. Litwin, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
Raymond T. Chung, MD
Director of Hepatology and Liver Center
Vice Chief, Gastroenterology
Kevin and Polly Maroni Research Scholar
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
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