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Corinna Dan

R.N., M.P.H., Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Now Available! Archived Webinar on Hepatitis C Prevention Opportunities Among People Who Inject Drugs

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Last month, as part of ongoing efforts to increase awareness of viral hepatitis among populations at risk, we were pleased to host a webinar Hepatitis C Prevention Opportunities Among People Who Inject Drugs: Confronting the Growing Epidemic. Participants learned about trends in hepatitis C, new tools, and prevention messages, and also reviewed hepatitis C prevention…

Eliminating Hepatitis B in the United States—Mothers Matter!

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Every year, 25,000 women with chronic hepatitis B infection give birth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They are a subset of the estimated 700,000 to 1.4 million people chronically infected with hepatitis B virus in the U.S., but merit our special attention because of the risk of perinatal hepatitis B…

Social Media Tools to Help You Observe Hepatitis Awareness Month

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, providing us with 31 days to raise awareness of viral hepatitis in the United States. Awareness activities will take place throughout the month, with Tuesday, May 19th designated as National Hepatitis Testing Day. With an estimated 3.5-5.3 million Americans living with chronic viral hepatitis, most of whom are unaware that…

PCORI Announces $50 million in Hepatitis C Research Funding

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) research recently received a significant boost with a commitment of up to $50 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  (PCORI) for comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies on the best ways to diagnose and treat HCV infection.  PCORI posted application materials  earlier this month and announced a May…

NIH Announces Funding for New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to encourage small businesses to address viral hepatitis research opportunities delineated in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) [PDF 2MB]. The announcement of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant entitled New Technologies for Viral…

Viral Hepatitis Issues Examined at 2014 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

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Hepatitis B and C were among the important public health issues examined at the recent annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) . The annual meeting, held November 14-19, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of public health professionals, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, students, and others committed…

The 2014 Liver Meeting – Report on Viral Hepatitis Coverage at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Meeting

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Last month, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) annual meeting  (The Liver Meeting®) took place, convening nearly 10,000 physicians, surgeons, researchers, allied health professionals and advocates from around the world to discuss the natural history, prevention, and cure of liver diseases. With the availability of new all-oral, direct-acting agents (DAAs), there…

USCA 2014: Viral Hepatitis in the Spotlight for the First Time

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Viral hepatitis has long been a concern of organizations working in the HIV/AIDS field because of high rates of co-infection. It is estimated that 10% of people living with HIV are co-infected with hepatitis B and 25% are co-infected with hepatitis C, though certain groups, like people who inject drugs, have even higher rates of…