PRESENTATIONS

How will people with hepatitis C benefit from Health Care Reform?

INFORMATION ON HEP C DISEASE

HCV Advocate

INFORMATION ON TREATING HEP C

HCV Advocate

REGIONAL HEP C ORGANIZATIONS

Caring Ambassadors
Oregon City, OR, 503-632-9032

Hep C Association
Scotch Plains, NJ, 908-769-8479

Hep Education Project
Seattle, WA, 206-732-0311

Hep C Connection
Denver, CO, 303-860-0800; HOTLINE: 800-522-HEPC

DOCTOR LOCATORS

  • To help find support groups in your area, go to HCVAdvocate.org. (This locator may not be fully up to date.)
  • Call for possible medical services in your area by dialing 211.
  • For HIV-experienced doctors who may treat co-infected patients, contact HIVMA, AAHIVM or GLMA.
  • Contact specialized doctors, such as hepatologists, infectious disease (ID) specialists, or gastroenterologists.

SUPPORT GROUP LOCATORS

  • To help find support groups in your area, go to HCVAdvocate.org. (This locator may not be fully up to date.)
  • Call for services in your area by dialing 211.
  • Contact local nonprofit agencies like AIDS service organizations for referrals.
  • Go to the CDC NPIN search engine to find support groups in your area.

TESTING SITES

Antibody testing sites can be located county by county at HepCChallenge.org. Not all sites offer free testing. (This locator may not be fully up to date.)

HCV/HIV CO-INFECTION

For expert medical consultation by and for medical professionals, contact the WarmLine (National HIV Clinicians Consultation Line) at 800-933-3413.

PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (PAPs)

  • NASTAD’s list of PAPs for hepatitis B and C drugs
  • Pegasys, Copegus (peg-interferon, ribavirin): contact Roche/Genentech at 1-888-941-3331.
  • PegIntron, Rebetol (peg-interferon, ribavirin): contact Merck at 1-866-363-6379.
  • Infergen, Ribasphere (interferon alfacon-1, ribavirin … both generic): contact Kadmon at 1-888-668-3393.
  • Procrit (to treat anemia): contact Johnson&Johnson at 1-800-652-6227.
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