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First, most who are infected feel perfectly healthy. As many as 75% of the Americans living with hepatitis B or C do not
As a film director, Asian American, father and general consumer of news and culture, I consider myself well-versed in many things, especially when it comes to issues impacting my community. Though I recently found myself embarrassingly uneducated, and frankly shocked by a health issue that disproportionately affects Asian Americans: hepatitis B.
Last Thursday, the California Department of Public Health approved the first ever needle exchange in Orange County. Orange County has long opposed needle exchanges, despite decades of evidence demonstrating that these programs save lives and prevent the spread of infectious disease.
The good news is that for decades, both injection drug users and doctors have been advocating for harm reduction, a rational and proven way to reduce infections. The idea is simple: lower the risks associated with using drugs.
The global hepatitis community is coming together for the 6th annual World Hepatitis Day on Tuesday July 28th. This year's campaign is called 4000 Voices, referring to the fact that 4000 people die every day due to hepatitis B and C.
We've come a long way in laying the foundation to address this deadly disease. As I complete my tenure as ASH, I am moved by the public health legacy around viral hepatitis that has developed during my time in office.
On May 26, 2014, more people will have the opportunity to get screened, as the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) finalized their recommendation for hepatitis B screening.
Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog. As part of CDC and Hep B United's Know Hepatitis
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1. Establishment of National Hepatitis Testing Day. The original Action Plan called for the establishment of this annual
2013-09-17-realpozguysbanner.jpgThe video series represents a lot of issues that I feel passionately about: combating HIV stigma with honesty about our status, the crucial importance of social support, and living joyfully. And I love hearing my friends talk dirty for a good reason.
Al said to me that if he survived he wanted to educate people. He wanted people to know the risks associated with hepatitis. He wanted them to know about liver cancer. Five years later, we're still not there.
More than 700 patients at the Buffalo Veterans Administration Center may have been exposed to HIV and Hepatitus because of an accidental reuse of insulin pens.
Given the state's current political climate, it's unlikely Florida will change its drug paraphernalia laws any time soon, which means the residents of inner city Miami will need to continue to watch their step.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken the unprecedented step of declaring a whole generation at higher than average risk of hepatitis C infection.
About 2 billion people worldwide have been infected by this virus and 350 million of them live with chronic infection. About
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