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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 

National Summit on Hepatitis C Brings Treatment and Cure into Focus

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In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the virus that causes hepatitis C (HCV), on June 17 and 18, 2014, the CDC hosted two events, a Public Health Grand Rounds, “The 25th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Hepatitis C Virus: Looking Back to Look Forward” and the National Summit on Hepatitis…

Introducing a Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Stakeholders’ Workbook

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We’ve found it exciting to see the variety of activities in observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month being organized by our federal partners as well as many important nonfederal stakeholders, including health departments, community-based organizations, patient advocacy organizations, and others. (Find activities taking place near you using this page from CDC.) “Sustaining – and expanding still…

What Every Women Needs to Know about Hepatitis B and C

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As we observe both National Women’s Health Week and Hepatitis Awareness Month, it is the opportune time to raise awareness about hepatitis B and hepatitis C among women. Chronic viral hepatitis affects 3.5-5.3 million Americans—including millions of women—and most are unaware of their infection. Left untreated, chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C can lead to…

Raising Awareness about Viral Hepatitis in the Hispanic Community

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During May’s month-long observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, we also observe National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD)  on May 15. NHHAD is an annual event organized by the Latino Commission on AIDS  to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and encourage testing, diagnosis, and linkage to care. We invite you to learn more about viral hepatitis among…

An Invitation to Health Care Providers to “Break the Silence” around Viral Hepatitis

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As part of our continued effort to increase awareness about the updated Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (2014-2016), Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Ronald Valdiserri have co-authored an “Ideas and Opinions”  piece for the April 29, 2014 issue of the Annals…

CMS Invites Public Comment as it Considers National Coverage Determination for HCV Screening Under Medicare

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has initiated a National Coverage Determination (NCD) process for screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults. An NCD is a national policy statement granting, limiting, or excluding Medicare coverage for a specific medical item or service. CMS is allowed to add coverage of “additional preventive services”…

RSS Feed of Viral Hepatitis Blog Posts Now Available

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As we prepare to observe World Hepatitis Day on July 28, we we’d like to announce a new resource here on the blog: we’ve made available an RSS feed of all the posts about viral hepatitis. You can find it at this address: http://blog.aids.gov/category/policy/viral-hepatitis/feed. “RSS” stands for “Real Simple Syndication.” RSS feeds are a way…

Eliminating Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B: More Than Just a Test

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This Sunday we will observe Mother’s Day and celebrate mothers across the nation. May is also Hepatitis Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and to highlight opportunities to address this ‘silent epidemic’, such as redoubling our efforts to provide quality health care to mothers with chronic hepatitis B infection and help…

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