3080.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Hepatitis C and ACHP: Options for Treatment and Management

This invited session will address the public health implications of alternative therapies in the HCV epidemic. Alternative approaches including traditional Chinese herbal and Ayurvedic modalities will be explored for their potential utility in the assessment and management of the disease. Clinical data on herbal protocols and the role of behavioral choices including nutrition and supplements as treatment options will be discussed
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Facilitator(s):Donna Feeley, MPH
2:30 PMHepatitis C: Background, Epidemiology and Available Treatment Options: A Guide for Informed Choice
Matthew Dolan
2:50 PMThe Efficacy of Zhang's Chinese Herbal Protocol in Treating Hepatitis C: A Retrospective Analysis of Its Use in Clinical Practice
Qingcai Zhang, MD, LicAc
3:10 PMPromising Preliminary Clinical Results in the Conservative Nutritional Treatment of Hepatitis C: Reduction in HCV Polymerase Chain Reaction Quantified Viral Loads and Improved Liver Enzyme Levels
Ronald Meyers, DC
3:30 PMTraditional Chinese Medicine and Energy Healing for Hepatitis C: Pathology, Treatment and Management
John Tindall, MCSP, SRP, BAc
Sponsor:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Cosponsors:Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers; Socialist Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA