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San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force

San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force

Addressing a silent epidemic.

2014 Members
Robin Roth

Shirley Barger

Jim Banta
Stephanie Catella
Misha Cohen
Peter Dale
Ray Goldstein
Pauli Gray
Madeline Griffis 
Theresa Hughes
Isaac Jackson 
Alicia Rigby
Jim Stillwell
Sarah Thibault

Don't Go Viral

Get Tested

Get Cured

Listing of dozens of San Francisco

locations that test for hepatitis and

other viral diseases !!

Next S.F. Task Force Meeting
Monday, May 12, 2014
5:30pm - 7:30pm 

Quan Yin Healing Arts Center
965 Mission Street
Suite 400
San Francisco CA

  • The word "hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver and refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver.
  • The most common types are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
  • The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects and can severely damage the liver. The HCV infection is the most common chronic blood borne disease in the United States; approximately 4-6 million persons are chronically infected.
  • San Francisco has the highest liver cancer rate in the nation, most of which is attributed to high rates of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections.
  • In 2009, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed a diverse group of individuals to form the San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force and to develop recommendations about how to address hepatitis C in the city. Since 2010 the Task Force has been meeting monthly.