Friday, July 14, 2017

Gear Up for World Hepatitis Day on July 28th

Viral Hepatitis Updates from the HHS Office of
HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy

Gear Up for World Hepatitis Day on July 28th

Viral hepatitis affects more than 400 million people worldwide and has led to more than 1.3 million deaths globally in 2015. In the United States, an estimated 4 million people are chronically infected and more than 21,000 people died of hepatitis B and hepatitis C-related causes in 2015. Driven by the opioid epidemic, we are losing ground in the fight against new viral hepatitis infections; progress on hepatitis B prevention has stalled and some states have seen increases; and new hepatitis C infections have increased almost 300% from 2010 to 2015.

On July 28thWorld Hepatitis Day, join the World Hepatitis Alliance and other international partners to raise awareness, expand testing, improve care & treatment, and make progress towards global viral hepatitis elimination. This year’s theme isEliminate Hepatitis, and a variety of resources are available to get involved and share information with your networks. Learn more and do more by:

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