Loft 107 presents an evening with New York Times Bestselling Author, Christopher Kennedy Lawford, as he discusses and signs copies of his newly released book "Healing Hepatitis C" A valuable sourcebook from a Patient and a Doctor on the Epidemic's Front Lines.
Ten thousand Americans die every year from hepatitis C, a virus that can now be cured, and half of the 4+ million affected Americans are thought to be unaware they have the disease. Having hepatitis C can be a transformative, extremely tough experience, especially without the right information. Healing Hepatitis C remedies that by combining the personal story of Christopher Kennedy Lawford’s treatment, which resulted in his being cured of this deadly disease, with the medical expertise of Dr. Diana Sylvestre, who has devoted her career to treating hepatitis C patients. Taking the form of a conversation between them, the authors confront the stigma and misinformation that swirl around this silent epidemic while offering hope, humor and medical expertise to help patients, their family and friends navigate the numerous challenges of hepatitis C testing and treatments. Most of all, they walk the reader through the process of facing diagnosis and treatment head-on, demonstrating that it is possible to win this battle - without surrendering your life to it.
About the Authors
Christopher Kennedy Lawford
Christopher Kennedy Lawford has worked extensively in politics, government and the non-profit sector, most recently being appointed to the California Public Health Advisory Committee, as well as spending twenty years in the film and television business as an actor, lawyer, executive, and producer. As the author of the New York Times bestseller's Symptoms of Withdrawal and Moments of Clarity, Mr. Lawford illuminates his extraordinary life and the tragedies he has faced - offering a cohesive message of survival, hope, and inspiration. In his most rewarding role to date, Mr. Lawford is an advocate, for critical mental health issues facing our society today. His passion and commitment to the issues of substance abuse, hepatitis C and mental health has reinvigorated the debate around these vital national concerns. Mr. Lawford holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and a Masters Certification in Clinical Psychology from Harvard Medical Lecturer on Psychiatry.
Diana Sylvestre M.D.
Dr. Diana Sylvestre M.D. is a physician-researcher and faculty member in the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the executive director of the O.A.S.I.S. (Organization to Achieve Solutions in Substance-Abuse) in Oakland, California, and the president of the California Hepatitis Alliance. Her patient education workbook Hepatitis C: Get the Facts! has been distributed widely at no cost throughout the world.
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