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Presidential Proclamation — National Hepatitis Testing Day, 2016

White House logo - April 2016
Cross-posted from The White House - Office of the Press Secretary

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…

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…

Introducing New HHS Viral Hepatitis Site

Viral Hepatitis Website
Cross-posted from HHS.gov/Hepatitis

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…

Statement by Secretary Burwell on the National Health Interview Survey

Sylvia Mathews Burwell - cropped May 19
Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Today’s report [PDF 664 KB] is further proof that our country has made undeniable and historic strides thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The uninsured rate fell to 9.1 percent in 2015, making it the first year in our nation’s history…

HHS finalizes rule to improve health equity under the Affordable Care Act

HHS logo - resized for WP - March 2016
Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Final rule prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability; enhances language assistance for individuals with limited English proficiency; and protects individuals with disabilities The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a final…

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…

New! HHS Viral Hepatitis Twitter Handle

New Media | May 18, 2016 Read the full post
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 ….

NIH Statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Research | May 18, 2016 Read the full post
HIV Vaccine Day 2016 - Fauci quote - cropped May2016
Cross-posted from NIAID News

Advances in HIV/AIDS research have given us the opportunity to transform the lives of those living with HIV while providing highly effective methods of preventing the infection. This progress has strengthened optimism for achieving a durable end to the HIV/AIDS…