Tattoo parties: Self reported HCV risk factors among members of a Philadelphia neighborhood
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Provision of health care to the public
Describe HCV risk factors among community members living in high prevalence neighborhoods. Identify tattoo parties as a potential source of HCV transmission among individuals not currently being captured by existing HCV screening guidelines.
Keyword(s): Health Disparities, Community-Based Health Promotion
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an infectious diseases physician at Drexel University College of Medicine and I earned a PhD in Epidemiology. I am a community activist and organizer with a focus on HCV and access to care. My role as co-investigator on the Do One Thing campaign has enabled me to continue to develop a training curriculum around HCV testing and counseling in community settings and to implement a linkage to care protocol for HCV positive clients.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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