Webinar: National Hepatitis Testing Day — Monday, May 13The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) sent this bulletin at 05/10/2013 10:23 AM 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.
Please join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, as well as the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, for an interactive webinar session on National Hepatitis Testing Day on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT.