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Hepatitis B and C kill more people each year than HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. That’s why “Hepatitis Can’t Wait.”
Over 2.3 million people have hep C in the United States. The liver disease can be cured—but first, you must know your status.
“Unfortunately, when it comes to access to [hepatitis A and B] vaccines at pharmacies, New York is dead last.”
About 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C and 862,000 have hep B. Spread the word about this hidden epidemic.
Everything you consume and are exposed to is processed by your liver. It’s important to know what’s a friend or foe to your liver.
The best ways to prevent hepatitis A are to get vaccinated and wash your hands frequently.
The plan offers a road map for the next five years.
Hepatitis A and E usually resolve on their own, but hepatitis B and C can cause serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
The Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States, released by HHS, offers a road map for the next five years.
Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines, and hepatitis C can be cured with antiviral treatment.
The CDC recently expanded its hepatitis A vaccine recommendation and now advises it for all people with HIV older than 12 months.
Several states are reporting a rise in cases of the infectious liver disease.
Alaska has eliminated new HAV and HBV infections and linked 90% of patients with chronic HBV to care in the Alaska Native population.
There are 5 viruses that cause viral hepatitis. A look at hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E.
Be #HepAware2020 and learn the ABCs of viral hepatitis.
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