​May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

By Hepatitis B Foundation May 13,2013

National Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th

May is dedicated to highlighting the silent epidemic of chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections that affects more than 5 million Americans. Most, however, are unaware of their infection. To boost screening rates, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated May 19 as National Hepatitis Testing Day. Find an event near you to support during May at Hep B United, a national hepatitis B campaign spearheaded by the HBF and AAPCHO, and the Centers for Disease Control. Read more.

May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month and the goal is to highlight the silent epidemic of more than 5 million Americans suffering from chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections. With most Americans unaware that they are infected with these serious liver infections, it is essential to improve screening and testing rates to reduce the burden of illness and death from these diseases.

May 19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day, an educational initiative of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Viral Hepatitis and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, to boost screening rates in the U.S.

For more information about May Hepatitis Awareness Month and to find an event near you for May 19 Hepatitis Testing Day, visit the following websites:

Hep B United – A national hepatitis B campaign to support and leverage local coalitions around the country addressing hepatitis B and liver cancer. Includes links to Hepatitis B Testing events in different states.

CDC Hepatitis Awareness Month - Check back over the course of the month as exciting new resources and tools are added to this page maintained by the CDC.

CDC NPIN – Find events across the country on this CDC webpage that includes an interactive map of the U.S.