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Updated National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017 – 2020 Released

Summary: The National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017 – 2020 has been released If you haven’t already seen it, we want to encourage you to take some time to learn about the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020 (Action Plan). The updated Action Plan represents a new phase and is the nation’s roadmap for addressing viral…

Seizing Opportunities in Viral Hepatitis Can Save Lives

Summary: Dr. Richard Wolitski describes federal opportunities for addressing viral hepatitis. Early this month, I had the pleasure of speaking to Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators from state health departments across the nation, sharing highlights of federal activities that complement and support their vital work at the state level. The Coordinators had assembled in Washington, DC,…

HRSA Funds New Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection Initiative

Summary: HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau has awarded a new initiative to improve hepatitis C virus (HCV) services among HIV/HCV coinfected people of color, funded under the FY 2016 Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund. HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau has awarded a new initiative to improve hepatitis C virus (HCV) services among HIV/HCV coinfected people of color, funded under…

FDA approves Epclusa for treatment of chronic Hepatitis C virus infection

First regimen to treat all six major HCV genotypes The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epclusa to treat adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) both with and without cirrhosis (advanced liver disease). For patients with moderate to severe cirrhosis (decompensated cirrhosis), Epclusa is approved for use in combination with the drug ribavirin….

Men’s Health Week – An Opportunity to Address Viral Hepatitis Among Men

Summary: Men die from hepatitis B and C at higher rates than women. During Men’s Health Week, we can raise awareness and promote viral hepatitis testing, vaccination, and treatment for men. June 13-18, 2016 is Men’s Health Week, part of Men’s Health Month, which gives us an opportunity to increase awareness of the burden of…

Updated Know Hepatitis B Campaign Materials from CDC Now Available – Tools To Increase HBV Awareness and Testing Among Asian American and Pacific Islanders

Summary: Blog post about new hepatitis B campaign resources from CDC. The end of May marks the close of both Hepatitis Awareness Month and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Both observances have provided opportunities to raise awareness of and strengthen our response to the disproportionate burden of hepatitis B (HBV) infection among Asian Americans and Pacific…

New Funding to Support Curing Hep C among People of Color Living with HIV

HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau recently announced two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), supported with resources from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, that will support the development of comprehensive jurisdiction-level hepatitis C (HCV) screening, care, and treatment systems for HIV/HCV coinfected people of color. Between 20-25% of people living with HIV in the United States are coinfected…

Presidential Proclamation — National Hepatitis Testing Day, 2016

NATIONAL HEPATITIS TESTING DAY, 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In the United States, hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common types of viral hepatitis — affecting between 3.5 and 6.9 million people and claiming the lives of thousands of our fellow Americans each year. Because of…