Eliminating Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B: More Than Just a Test

  This Sunday we will observe Mother’s Day and celebrate mothers across the nation. May is also Hepatitis Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and to highlight opportunities to address this ‘silent epidemic’, such as redoubling our efforts to provide quality health care to mothers with chronic hepatitis B infection and help eliminate perinatal hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. DOWNLOAD mp3 Hepatitis B in the U.S. Nationally, new … [Read more...]

NEW NIH AWARD AIMS TO REDUCE ASIAN AMERICAN HEPATITIS B

NEW NIH AWARD AIMS TO REDUCE ASIAN AMERICAN HEPATITIS B DISPARITIES THROUGH HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY A new grant award by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will support the development of new Health Information Technology (HIT) strategies that increase screening for chronic hepatitis B and reduce the impact of hepatitis B among high-risk Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major preventable … [Read more...]

Liver Meeting™ Highlights, Corinna Dan

  Every fall, hepatitis and liver disease experts gather to share the latest viral hepatitis research and treatment updates at the Liver Meeting™ . I had the opportunity to attend this year’s meeting, held last month in Boston. The meeting was particularly exciting because it featured new information about many novel Hepatitis C treatments currently in development as well as the latest updates about how to best use currently available treatments. Corinna Dan There were numerous … [Read more...]

February’s observance of African American History Month

Making History: Eliminating Viral Hepatitis Disparities in the African American Community February 10, 2012 By J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Acting Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dr. J. Nadine Gracia During February’s observance of African American History Month, please join us in working to end the unfortunate history of viral hepatitis’ disproportionate impact on the African American community. This Administration is working … [Read more...]

Hepatitis Awareness Month – May 2011

The Impact of HIV-Hepatitis Co-Infection 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 affected by viral hepatitis and the related adverse health … [Read more...]

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