First Tuesday Education Series

Hepatitis C:          Time for a Cure!

Protect Yourself and Your Family

Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne disease in the United States. It 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 if you snort 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 the good news is, Hepatitis C is curable. Dr. Rebecca Dillingham, infectious disease physician with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, and her dedicated VirginiaHepC nursing team are on the front lines of eradicating hepatitis C statewide. 

To learn more, watch this Sentara's First Tuesday Educational Session with Dr. Dillingham and Patrice Ross. Reach out to your physician for more information about how to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy and safe! 

VirginiaHepC team members pictured above are (left to right): Patrice Ross, RN; Lisa Holtzworth, RN; Terry Kemp-Knick, BSN-BC, MPH; Rebecca Dillingham, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Virginia HepC.

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, RN

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