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HHS World Hepatitis Day Observance Showcased Progress & Collaboration

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On July 28, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted the fifth annual observance of World Hepatitis Day to continue raising awareness of the burden of viral hepatitis both here in the U.S. and around the world. Globally, viral hepatitis affects 400 million people and kills over 1.4 million people annually , and…

Three Tips for Redesigning a Website for the HIV and Hepatitis Communities

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Earlier this year, the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors  (NASTAD) launched a new website  to enhance our communication with state health department staff who implement HIV and hepatitis programs in the United States. The website redesign is one outcome of our work to develop a communications strategy that is responsive to the…

The Path to a Cure for Hepatitis C in People with HIV

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Hepatitis C can be a chronic condition that leads to liver failure, and treatments often haven’t worked for patients who are also co-infected with HIV. Thanks to research led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Gilead Sciences, new therapies are now available that can cure even complicated cases of hepatitis C…

Presidential Proclamation — World Hepatitis Day, 2015

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WORLD HEPATITIS DAY, 2015 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Around the world, doctors, medical researchers, and other professionals dedicated to health care and public health are working hard every day to combat disease and build healthier communities. Their efforts have led to…

In Recognition of World Hepatitis Day

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 “If we continue to box people in because of their medical conditions, to stigmatize individuals because of their health, and treat diseases as discrete conditions, we will never reach our common goals of health and wellbeing.” – Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy Today, as we observe World Hepatitis Day, it is important…

HRSA Launches Viral Hepatitis Resource Page for Health Centers

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During May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched a new viral hepatitis resource page designed to support health centers’ viral hepatitis prevention and care services. The new web page, Hepatitis: Action Steps and Guidelines for Health Centers, supports viral hepatitis clinical quality improvement among the nation’s nearly 1,300…

Join the HHS World Hepatitis Day Observance on Tuesday, July 28

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This July 28th marks the 6th annual World Hepatitis Day (WHD), an opportunity to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and come together to share our successes and strategize about our challenges. Importantly, WHD provides a platform to mobilize greater support for our continued work toward better surveillance and prevention programs and improved access to diagnosis…

Conversation with CDC’s Dr. Jono Mermin at the 2015 Summit on HCV & HIV

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Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with my colleague Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, about the HIV and HCV outbreak in Indiana. This outbreak appears to reverse a multi-year trend in declining HIV infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) and also sheds…