Viral Hepatitis and African Americans. A Webinar Hosted by The National Harm Reduction Coalition The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS The Coalition for Positive Health Empowerment New York, New York Thursday, July 26, 2013. What is Viral Hepatitis?.
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Viral Hepatitis and African Americans
A Webinar Hosted by
The National Harm Reduction Coalition
The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS
The Coalition for Positive Health Empowerment
New York, New York
Thursday, July 26, 2013
“Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. Most often Hepatitis is caused by a virus.
The most common types in the US are:
Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and a common reason for liver transplantation.
Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology, Hepatitis C
Chronic Hepatitis C in the Context of HIV in the US
In 2007, > 70% of registered deaths in HCV-infected were aged 45-64 years old.
Testing for Hepatitis B is recommended for certain groups of people, including:
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Christopher H. Bates, MPA
Senior Advisor to the Director
Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
U.S. Department of health and Human Services