Viral hepatitis affects more than 400 million people worldwide and has led to more than 1.3 million deaths globally in 2015. In the United States, an estimated 4 million people are chronically infected and more than 21,000 people died of hepatitis B and hepatitis C-related causes in 2015. Driven by the opioid epidemic, we are losing ground in the fight against new viral hepatitis infections; progress on hepatitis B prevention has stalled and some states have seen increases; and new hepatitis C infections have increased almost 300% from 2010 to 2015.

On July 28th, World Hepatitis Day, join the World Hepatitis Alliance and other international partners to raise awareness, expand testing, improve care & treatment, and make progress towards global viral hepatitis elimination. This year’s theme is Eliminate Hepatitis, and a variety of resources are available to get involved and share information with your networks. Learn more and do more by:

Courtesy of the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Viral Hepatitis Updates