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Over 2.3 million people have hep C in the United States. The liver disease can be cured—but first, you must know your status.
About 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C and 862,000 have hep B. Spread the word about this hidden epidemic.
If left untreated, hepatitis B and C can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Hepatitis A and E usually resolve on their own, but hepatitis B and C can cause serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
The Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States, released by HHS, offers a road map for the next five years.
Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines, and hepatitis C can be cured with antiviral treatment.
The CDC recently expanded its hepatitis A vaccine recommendation and now advises it for all people with HIV older than 12 months.
Several states are reporting a rise in cases of the infectious liver disease.
Be #HepAware2020 and learn the ABCs of viral hepatitis.
New cases of all three viruses have declined in the city over the past decade.
Efforts to control viral hepatitis are falling behind, in part because of the growing opioid epidemic and homelessness crisis.
On-demand, or 2-1-1, PrEP requires taking only four doses of Truvada during the days surrounding sex.
CDC experts recommend the vaccine for children, teens and HIV-positive people.
API communities comprise more than 50% of all people in the U.S. living with hepatitis B, notes GMHC’s Kelsey Louie.
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