Hepatitis Awareness Month, observed in May and sponsored by the Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a time to increase awareness of hepatitis, promote the need for a cure, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional, financial and physical burden of hepatitis.
Hepatitis Awareness Month educates us that Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections that can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected.
Hepatitis Awareness Month and The Center for Disease Control'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 Testing Day on May 19th is observed each year in the United States and is an opportunity to remind health care providers and the public which populations should be tested for chronic viral hepatitis.
Hepatitis Awareness Month Sponsor:
Divsion of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
To learn more, visit http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hepawarenessabcs.htm
The awareness color for Hepatitis C is Red and Yellow.
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