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Hepatitis Awareness Month 2016

May 2, 2016

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May 19th has been designated as a national “Hepatitis Testing Day” in the United States.

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected.

CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis is leading a national campaign called Know More Hepatitis. The campaign aims to increase awareness about this hidden epidemic and encourage people born from 1945-1965 to get tested for Hepatitis C.  The division is also coordinating with community partners to promote testing among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through the multilingual Know Hepatitis B campaign.
Hepatitis Risk Assessment

The online Hepatitis Risk Assessment is designed to determine an individual’s risk for viral hepatitis and asks questions based upon CDC’s recommendations for testing and vaccination. The Hepatitis Risk Assessment allows individuals to answer questions privately, either in their home or in a health care setting, and print their recommendations to discuss with their doctor.
Hepatitis Testing Day – May 19th

May 19th has been designated as a national “Hepatitis Testing Day” in the United States. The CDC and others use Hepatitis Testing Day as an opportunity to remind health care providers and the public who should be tested for chronic viral hepatitis.

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http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hepawarenessmonth.htm

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