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Hepatitis C and the Opioid Crisis

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Berkshire Hills Country Club
500 Benedict Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

  • Recognize that Berkshire County, as well as the rest of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has seen a large increase in the number of hepatitis C cases and that this has a direct correlation with the increase in IV drug use including heroin and other opioids
  • Describe the two epidemics of HCV infection in Massachusetts
  • Explain the increases of HCV infection in young people in the state
  • Recognize the basic structure of the hepatitis C virus and its modes of transmission
  • Discuss how HCV is transmitted and who is at risk; and much, much more.