BUFFALO, NY: Hepatitis C Prevention with Young People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)

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Date: December 6, 2017 Full Day 9am-5pm

Location: The Evergreen Commons, 67 Prospect Ave., Buffalo, NY 14201

Training Region: Western NY

 

Trainer: Shannon Curry-Izzo, Christopher Collazo

Description:

This one-day training will explore Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevention for young (18-29 years) people who inject drugs (PWID) in both urban and non-urban settings. The training will emphasize the link between viral hepatitis infection, prescription opioid misuse, and the potential for transition to heroin. Through interactive skills building activities, participants will identify strategies for effective and culturally competent engagement and intervention with youth who inject drugs.

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NOTE: Before attending this training it is helpful to have a basic knowledge of hepatitis and Harm Reduction. If you would like to learn some basic information before you can view Harm Reduction Coalition’s  Hepatitis C Basics webinar and/or Harm Reduction Approach webinar before attending this training.

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