The main focus for the Connecticut HIV Planning Consortium (CHPC) in 2022 will be the development of the state's 2022-2026 Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan.
The CHPC will take a syndemic approach to developing the new Plan. A syndemic is a set of 2 or more overlapping epidemics connected by behaviors and conditions impacting the same people and the communities in which they live. Connecticut’s syndemic focuses on 4 epidemics: HIV; Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI); Substance Use Disorder (SUD); and Viral Hepatitis (VH).
Please visit the Connecticut Ending the Syndemic (ETS) Initiative website for more information. The goal of Connecticut’s ETS Initiative is for all people living with HIV, VH, STIs, and SUD to have access to the prevention and care services that they need.
On May 19, in observance of Hepatitis Testing Day, the CT Department of Public Health HIV/HCV Prevention Program collaborated with the City of Hartford and the Greater Hartford Ryan White Part A Programs to host “One Big Statewide HCV Testing Event,” which sought to spread awareness, reduce stigma and discrimination, and increase testing.
Materials disseminated statewide and at the event educated the public that:
• Hepatitis C can be treated and cured. Over 90% of people with Hep C are cured with just 8-12 weeks of treatment.
• Hepatitis C treatments are covered by most Medicaid and Medicare policies, and major private insurers.
Click here for more information.
The next meeting of the Connecticut HIV Planning Consortium (CHPC) will take place on Wednesday, July 21, 2022. The full CHPC will meet from 9:10 am to 10:45 am and CHPC committees will meet at 11:00 am.
Public participants are invited to join CHPC members at CHPC main meetings and at the committee meeting of their choice as the CHPC does the important work of developing Connecticut's 2022–2026 Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan!
Click here for virtual access information for the main CHPC meeting and committee meetings. Agendas for the main CHPC meeting and committee meetings will be posted here approximately 1 week prior to the meeting.
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