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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Published: 05/04/22

May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, public health partners work to shed light on the impact of these hidden epidemics by raising awareness of viral hepatitis while encouraging testing and vaccination. Hepatitis Awareness Month activities help improve everyone’s understanding of viral hepatitis transmission and risk factors and decrease the social stigma against viral hepatitis.

Viral Hepatitis Key Facts

  • Several different viruses can cause hepatitis; the most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
  • Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C are leading causes of liver cancer in the United States.
  • Both hepatitis A and hepatitis B are preventable with safe and effective vaccines, and hepatitis C is curable with prescribed treatment.
  • About 66% of people with hepatitis B are unaware of their infection, and about 40% of people living with hepatitis C do not know they are infected.
  • Getting tested is the only way to know if you have hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C.

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If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call (205) 588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

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