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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

At the Forefront of Public Health: The Cherokee Nation’s Hepatitis C Elimination Program and the Indian Health Service’s Hepatitis C Testing Program

Hepatitis Testing Day - May 19 2015

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, which brings needed attention to two leading causes of liver disease and liver cancer: hepatitis B and hepatitis C. In the United States, American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have the highest incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and the highest incidence of HCV-associated deaths among all racial/ethnic populations….

Introducing New HHS Viral Hepatitis Site

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Today we are pleased to launch a new HHS viral hepatitis website that will support our work across federal agencies and with partners across the nation to fight viral hepatitis.  This is an important step in our efforts to raise greater awareness about viral hepatitis prevention, testing, care and – in the case of hepatitis…

Join Us for the White House Hepatitis Testing Day Event

Hepatitis Testing Day - May 19 2015

Tomorrow, the White House will recognize National Hepatitis Testing Day for the first time. The full event will be livestreamed at www.WhiteHouse.gov/LIVE starting at 10:00 a.m. EDT. This action-packed event will feature Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo, presentation of HHS awards of…

New! HHS Viral Hepatitis Twitter Handle

Hepatitis Awareness Month logo - cropped May 18 2016

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. To coincide with May 19th’s Hepatitis Testing Day observance, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new Twitter account: @HHS_ViralHep . The new Twitter handle will extend OHAIDP’s efforts to share federal hepatitis resources, build upon…