January – April 2014
Dr. Margaret Shuhart will be talking about hepatitis C with us, answering your questions about all the new drugs for the treatment of hep C called direct-acting agents (DAAs). She will be sharing information about these revolutionary treatments for hepatitis C that you may not yet know.
She will also review some of the current research she’s conducted in Seattle with these new drugs to help people coinfected with hep C and HIV infections.
The advent of direct-acting antiviral agents can be described as a revolution in treatment for chronic hepatitis c, but potential challenges remain including cost and drug interactions—especially for people living with both Hep C and HIV.
However, the real revolution will be all-oral, interferon-free regimens that will dramatically increase the number of treatable people, cure Hep C and save lives.
The large number of trials and multiple regimens under study makes it hard to follow the radical changes at hand for us all.
Come to our first community meeting of 2014 and we will help you understand this revolution that won’t be televised….
ABOUT THE MEETING:
As always, we will provide dinner for you.
We can also cover your parking at the HMC garage. Just bring your parking ticket with you and we’ll give you a sticker or a pass that covers your time at the meeting.
We also have bus tickets available for those who’d like to use public transportation.
Please RSVP to 206-744-3184 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to help me gauge food and seating needs, as well as if you need a bus ticket beforehand to get to the meeting.
The ongoing CHARTER Study at the ACTU has really helped both patients and doctors understand how central and peripheral nervous system complications of HIV are affected by different histories and regimens of antiretroviral therapy (ART). The work of these women have helped shed light on several issues associated with HIV and aging including mild cognitive impairment and accelerated/increased rates of disorders such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and B12 deficiency. Their work has also helped us better understand the brain impairment that syphilis causes in people who live with HIV.
We will be sharing more results from CHARTER, as well as showing us all what is really involved in one of the most dreaded procedures in the minds of most of us: lumbar punctures, a.k.a. SPINAL TAPS!
Our own community members share with you the important results from the Conference on Retroviruses and Oppor-tunistic Infections (CROI) , a scientifically focused meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications. Big news —like the Mississippi baby cure — always comes out of this meeting, so don’t miss our community-friendly download!