About Hepatitis Testing Day
May 19, 2012 is the first ever national Hepatitis Testing Day. It is a day for people at risk to be tested, and for health care providers to educate patients about chronic viral hepatitis and testing. Millions of Americans have chronic hepatitis; most of them do not know they are infected.
This new national Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States is part of an educational initiative related to CDC's Know More Hepatitis campaign and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis .