The Partnership Center News: Webinar on National Hepatitis Testing DayU.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services sent this bulletin at 05/10/2013 01:10 PM EDT
Webinar on National Hepatitis Testing Day
This coming Monday, May 13 at 4pm EDT, the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health are hosting an interactive webinar session on National Hepatitis Testing Day. We invite you to join us for this important conversation.
Please register for this webinar by clicking here.
Monday, May 13, 2013
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
May 19th has been designated as National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis but many do not know they are infected since they do not look or feel sick. Yet over time, approximately 15%–25% of people with chronic viral hepatitis develop serious liver problems – such as liver damage, cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer – and African Americans are twice as likely to be infected with hepatitis C compared to the general U.S. population. Learning if one is infected is key to diagnosing chronic viral hepatitis early and getting appropriate medical care.