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...]

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...]

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