NTC for Integrated Hepatitis HIV/STD Prevention Services

 

Welcome to the National Training Center for Integrated Hepatitis HIV/STD Prevention Services. The National Training Center provides training to frontline workers in community based organizations and clinics on hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, management, treatment and integration. Hepatitis, STDs and HIV are preventable diseases. Despite this it is estimated that up to 5 million people nationwide are chronically infected with hepatitis B or C and many of them do not know it. Concurrently, it is estimated that in 2006 that there were 36,828 new cases of AIDS, approximately 436,693 people living with AIDS and up 1.2 million people who are infected with HIV and do not know it. Approximately, 25% to 35% of all the people living with AIDS are also co-infected with HCV and chronic HCV infection is now a leading cause of death among people with AIDS.

 

Because the prevention strategies for HIV, STDs, and Hepatitis are similar, public health officials and professional associations have advocated for the integration of hepatitis prevention with existing HIV and STD prevention programs and services. Our primary goal is to contribute substantially to achieving the CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) Healthy People 2010 and beyond objectives to reduce rates of viral hepatitis in adults 19 years of age and older in the United States. The National Training Center is dedicated to the provision of practice-focused distance learning programs to front line workers in HIV and STD prevention programs in Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and clinics.