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Over 200,000 New Yorkers are now living with hepatitis C, and while a cure is available, significant barriers to treatment still exist. Nationally, hepatitis C now kills more people than HIV. New York must do more to provide access to medical treatment and preventative healthcare, including expansion of harm reduction services and policies that will reduce new infections.
The summit is the culmination of six months of collaborative work by roughly 100 experts and stakeholders to develop recommendations for tackling New York's hepatitis C epidemic. Now, we are ready to take this spirit of community collaboration and create a framework, similar to the Ending the Epidemic blueprint to end AIDS, that we can use as a map to getting and keeping all New Yorkers safe and healthy.
We hope you'll tune in to hear what some of our experts have to say. If you see something that inspires you, please share it on Twitter or Facebook by using the hashtag #HepCSummit.
This is a moment in history for all New Yorkers. Thank you so much for making it all possible.
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