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May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month

May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month, which was first designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2001. This is an important opportunity to help raise awareness about viral hepatitis in this country. With up to 5 million Americans affected by chronic hepatitis B and C, there is a lot that still needs to be done to improve prevention, education, and access to medical care and treatment!

2010

May 4

Hep B Free Philly Campaign Kick-Off The Hepatitis B Foundation and its partner organizations in Philadelphia are proud to launch this public awareness and education campaign to raise the profile of hepatitis B and to mobilize the city to improve access to care for the prevention and management of hepatitis B, particularly in the high-risk Asian communities.

 

May 19

1st Hepatitis Rally in Washington, DC
Please join us at this free event and lend your voice to support the
5 million Americans living with chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
We canít wait any longer!
Time: 12:00 noon Ė 2:00 pm
Location: U.S. Capitolís Upper Senate Park on Constitution Avenue
Speakers: Members of Congress, community advocates, and patients

For more information and to register, visit the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable which is sponsoring this event @ www.nvhr.org

 

May 19

World Hepatitis Day
2010 Theme: This is Hepatitis . . .
Developed by the World Hepatitis Alliance to mobilize individuals and countries to address the shocking fact that 1 in 12 people are living with chronic hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C! Learn more, get involved, and take action!

 

Learn more about activities near YOU!

Hepatitis B Activities in May 2010 Across the United States

Visit the National Hepatitis B Task Force website at www.hepbtaskforce.org.

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
Visit www.nvhr.org

 

 

Page last modified April 23, 2010


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