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Looking Ahead to 2012

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Dr. Howard Koh

As 2011 draws to a close and we look ahead with anticipation to the New Year, I want to honor the members of the HIV/AIDS community for their passion in advancing toward our goal of achieving an AIDS-free generation. Through our collective commitment to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Action Plan for…

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: Spotlight on Hepatitis B

Ronald Valdiserri

Earlier this month, I blogged about some of the highlights of our recent efforts to implement Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan). Today, I want to spotlight hepatitis B. Hepatitis B In the United States, an estimated 800,000–1.4 million persons are…

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Update

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Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in the National Viral Hepatitis Technical Assistance Meeting where there was significant focus on realizing the potential of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.  Organized by the National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable , the meeting brought together Adult Viral Hepatitis…

White House Commemorates World Hepatitis Day 2011

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Today, I was honored to participate in a special White House event to commemorate the first official World Hepatitis Day.  This event was one of many held across the United States and around the world for communities to join together and focus attention on the global health threat of viral hepatitis and promote actions to…

FDA Approves Second New Treatment for Hepatitis C

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On May 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of telaprevir for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis C. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic viral hepatitis C affects 3.2 million Americans. Left untreated, chronic viral hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and unwitting…

The Impact of HIV-Hepatitis Co-Infection

John Ward

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, an observance intended to remind us of the high, under-recognized hepatitis-associated disease burden in this country and of the often neglected opportunities for prevention and care. An estimated 3.5-5.3 million Americans have chronic viral hepatitis, which is a leading cause of primary liver cancer. People living with HIV are disproportionately…

View HHS Release of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis

In a blog post on May 12, we reported on the HHS’s release of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) (PDF 672KB) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  If you missed the event, we encourage you to watch a live webcast of the release of…

HHS Announces New Action Plan to Prevent, Care, and Treat Viral Hepatitis

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis

Today, May 12, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released Combating the Silent Epidemic: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (read the full “Action Plan” here, PDF 672KB). At 1 pm EST today, HHS officials and community representatives will meet in Washington…