First Tuesday Education Series
Hepatitis C: Time for a Cure!
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Free! No Registration Required
Protect Yourself and Your Family
Join Dr. Rebecca Dillingham, infectious disease physician with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, for a free session on how to protect yourself and your family from Hepatitis C, one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease in the country.
Hepatitis C impacts millions of Americans, but because it often causes no symptoms, many people don't know they have it. The disease is spread through contact with infected blood and blood products, and you may be at risk if you had a blood transfusion before the early 1990s or inject illicit drugs. Transmission can also occur through childbirth, long-term kidney dialysis, or sharing needles, razors, and other personal items with an infected person.
The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 18 be tested for Hepatitis C. Chronic infections can cause serious illness, but Hepatitis C can be treated and managed. Join us for this special session to learn more about how to keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe!
Your Instructor: Rebecca A. Dillingham, MD, MPH
Infectious Disease physician, Sentara Martha Jefferson Medical Group
- Medical degree from University of Missouri-Columbia
- Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency, University of Virginia
- Infectious Disease Fellowship, University of Virginia
- M.P.H., University of Virginia
Your Instructor: Patrice Ross, LPN
Project Coordinator, Infectious Disease, Sentara Martha Jefferson Medical Group
- 2014 Piedmont Virginia Community College Practical Nursing Program
- 2018 employed with Virginia HEPC Program
For More Information:
Contact Setour Dillard, BSN, to register or answer any questions about these classes at 434-984-4640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.