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External linkpdf file Viral Hepatitis in the African-American Community [PDF | 432KB]
This resource profiles the three different types of Hepatitis, highlights statistics and symptoms and explains the impact of hepatitis upon the African-American community.
External link HHS Action Plan against Viral Hepatitis
HHS has released their Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, which affects an estimated 3.5-5.3 million persons.
External link Steps to Reduce Hepatitis B and C, and Their Toll on Minorities Exit Disclaimer
This IOM study finds that 2 percent of the population is living with chronic hepatitis B or C unknowingly, unless they develop liver cancer or liver disease.
Dr. Howard Koh on World Hepatitis Awareness Day
A World Hepatitis Day 2010 Event: May 19th
The National Fight to Eliminate Hepatitis B and C

National and local organizations unite to improve domestic and global actions for reducing chronic hepatitis B and C in African American, Asian American, Latino, and Pacific Islander communities
External linkpdf file Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C [PDF | 1,013.22 KB]
This Institute of Medicine report raises the visibility of the burden of viral hepatitis and identifies priorities for research, policy and action. The IOM report confirms the vision long shared by CDC and public health partners—that it is possible to stem the tide of viral hepatitis by scaling up efforts and expanding on proven strategies and that both prevention and early intervention for chronic viral hepatitis can help save lives.
City-wide Campaign Becomes National Hep B Model
National recognition, high-profile partnerships, in-kind donations and non-stop media buzz have the grassroots Hep B Free San Francisco Campaign looking attractive.
External link HIV meds may Curtail HepB Exit Disclaimer
Researchers have found that the prolonged use of highly active antiretroviral therapy treatments by those with HIV also benefits individuals who are also infected with Hepatitis B and protects them from negative effects, such as liver damage.
FREE Hepatitis C Training for Opioid Treatment Providers during Hepatitis Awareness Month
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States, with an estimated 5 million people testing positive. The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. in collaboration with the Hepatitis C Association is providing Hepatitis C Training for Opioid Treatment Providers across the nation.
Hepatitis C: The Importance of Screening for this Silent Disease
Andrea Thomas, 49, had moderately abnormal enzymes for years but her family physician ignored it, presuming it was a result of social drinking.



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