On March 5, 2020, the West Virginia Hepatitis Academic Mentoring Partnership (WVHAMP) held its first training in Bluefield, WV. Since then, ably supported by the West Virginia Rural Health Association, we have held quarterly full-day trainings, providing primary care and addiction care providers with ongoing guidance to manage West Virginians with hepatitis C from diagnosis to cure. To date, WVHAMP Scholars have a 98+% cure rate, comparable to the 95-99% rate expected of specialists.
As our state now has “the most worrisome HIV outbreak in the US” according to the CDC, we are now offering PCPs the knowledge and guidance to diagnose and treat HIV.
These sessions will be held on Tuesday mornings for 5 hours (7:30-12:30).