VIRAL HEPATITIS CA– USED BY DRUG — USE BEHAVIORS

NIDA RESEARCH SEEKS TO REDUCE VIRAL HEPATITIS CA-- USED BY DRUG -- USE BEHAVIORS Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of liver failure and liver transplantation in the United States and people who inject drugs (PWID) are particularly susceptible to this disease with as many as 70% or more of this population testing positive for the virus. To make matters worse, PWID enjoy little if any consistent health care and are largely unaware of their HCV infection status. Those who are … [Read more...]

LATINOS rally for Hepatitis Day @ May 19 Get Tested!

During May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, we also mark National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD). Both of these events highlight the importance of strengthening efforts to address hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Latinos. NHHAD is a national community mobilization and social marketing campaign that unites the Hispanic/Latino community in efforts to raise awareness about viral hepatitis; promote hepatitis C testing, prevention and education; and bring attention to … [Read more...]

THE ALPHABET SOUP OF HEPATITIS

Hepatitis is a broad term referring to inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of things, including toxins, certain drugs, heavy alcohol use, and bacterial infections—but most hepatitis infections are caused by viruses. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. Different types of hepatitis are labeled with letters from the alphabet. These include hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. The most common types in the … [Read more...]

Hepatitis Testing Day (2nd Annual) celebrated on May 19

May 1 marked the start of the month-long observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month. The observance is an important element of government-wide efforts to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and decrease health disparities by educating communities about the benefits of viral hepatitis prevention, testing, care, and treatment. Throughout the month of May, HHS and our partners who support the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis will be engaged in a variety of … [Read more...]

Hepatitis Awareness Month: May 19th, FIRST Hepatitis Testing Day

  During May’s annual observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, May 19th will be recognized as the first-ever Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. The Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) called for the establishment of this national testing day as one of the important actions to be taken to address the fact that millions of Americans have chronic hepatitis, but most of them do not know they are infected. Establishing this national … [Read more...]

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