About Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

About Hepatitis C Virus (HCV):

Over 5 million people in the United States are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) and persons with mental health and substance use disorders face an increased risk for infection, yet many are unaware of their status. The Pacific Southwest ATTC is part of HCV Current, a national ATTC Regional Center initiative to increase the knowledge and capacity of medical and behavioral health professionals to treat persons with HCV. HCV Current offers online and in-person training, downloadable provider tools, and region-specific resources. To learn more about the national initiative, visit http://www.attcnetwork.org/projects/HCV_Home.aspx.

HCV: By the Numbers

HVC By the Numbers Infographic

Download the full version of this infographic, as well as an initiative overview, here.

HCV Resources in HHS Region 9:

In addition to the resources offered by the national HCV Current initiative, the Pacific Southwest ATTC has compiled a list of HCV regional contacts equipped to assist medical and behavioral health professionals. Each state has a Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These CDC Coordinators, as well as other key regional contacts, are listed by state below.

Arizona Elizabeth Kim Arizona Department
of Health Services
elizabeth.kim@azdhs.org (602) 542-4077

Rachel McLean

Tonia Smith

California Department
of Public Health

Communicable Disease
Control and Prevention,
Department of Public
Health, County of Los Angeles


(510) 620-3403

(213) 250-8602

Hawaii Thaddeus Pham Hawaii Department
of Health, STD/AIDS
Prevention Branch
Thaddeus.Pham@doh.hawaii.gov (808) 733-9281
Nevada Amberlee Baxa Nevada Division of
Public and
Behavioral Health
abaxa@health.nv.gov (702) 486-3567