May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

From the CDC Website:

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected. CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis is leading a  national education initiative called Know More: Hepatitis.  The initiative aims to decrease the burden of  chronic viral hepatitis by increasing awareness about this hidden epidemic and  encouraging people who may be chronically infected to get tested.

Online Hepatitis  Risk Assessment

Know More Hepatitis is being featured in May as part of Hepatitis  Awareness Month.  This year, May 19th  will serve as the first ever Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. Since chronic  hepatitis often does not cause any symptoms until serious liver damage has been  done, testing for hepatitis is crucial. Find out if you should be tested by taking a 5 minute  online Hepatitis  Risk Assessment.

The  online assessment is designed to determine an individual’s risk for viral  hepatitis and asks questions based upon CDC’s guidelines for testing and  vaccination.  The Hepatitis Risk  Assessment allows individuals to answer questions privately, either in their  home or in a health care setting, and print their recommendations to discuss  with their doctor.

Go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website for the full story.

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