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Hepatitis B

Harm Reduction Is Essential to Combat the Addiction Epidemic

Kyle Barbour | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Kyle Barbour

The good news is that for decades, both injection drug users and doctors have been advocating for harm reduction, a rational and proven way to reduce infections. The idea is simple: lower the risks associated with using drugs.

7 Numbers That Show The Fight Against Hepatitis Is Far From Over

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, a sorely-needed awareness campaign for diseases that affect more than 400 million people alive today. In the U.S., mo...

Raising Awareness And Encouraging Testing On World Hepatitis Day

Lucinda Porter | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lucinda Porter

The global hepatitis community is coming together for the 6th annual World Hepatitis Day on Tuesday July 28th. This year's campaign is called 4000 Voices, referring to the fact that 4000 people die every day due to hepatitis B and C.

Join World Hepatitis Day at the White House -- July 30: A Call to Action for Public Health Leadership

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

We've come a long way in laying the foundation to address this deadly disease. As I complete my tenure as ASH, I am moved by the public health legacy around viral hepatitis that has developed during my time in office.

Something to Celebrate: Improved Guidelines for Hepatitis B Screening

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

On May 26, 2014, more people will have the opportunity to get screened, as the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) finalized their recommendation for hepatitis B screening.

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis B in the AAPI Community

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog. As part of CDC and Hep B United's Know Hepatitis B campaign, this in...

Talking About Hepatitis B and HIV: Working to End the Stigma

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

Co-authored by Isha Weerasinghe, AAPCHO hepatitis B policy fellow Have you ever felt like you could be in someone else's shoes? That's what Mei felt ...

Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Released

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Today we are pleased to release an updated version of the nation's first comprehensive cross-governmental action plan to combat chronic viral hepatiti...

The Real Poz Guys of Atlanta Episode 3 (VIDEO)

Mark S. King | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

2013-09-17-realpozguysbanner.jpgThe video series represents a lot of issues that I feel passionately about: combating HIV stigma with honesty about our status, the crucial importance of social support, and living joyfully. And I love hearing my friends talk dirty for a good reason.

Learn From My Friend's Death: Love Your Liver

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Cara Joy David

Al said to me that if he survived he wanted to educate people. He wanted people to know the risks associated with hepatitis. He wanted them to know about liver cancer. Five years later, we're still not there.

Hundreds May Have Been Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis At VA Hospital

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Federal authorities warned against the infection risks of using insulin pens on more than one patient, and officials on Monday a...

Watch Your Step: There Might Be a Needle on the Sidewalk

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Given the state's current political climate, it's unlikely Florida will change its drug paraphernalia laws any time soon, which means the residents of inner city Miami will need to continue to watch their step.

A Call for Baby Boomers to Undergo Testing for Hepatitis C, a Once Lethal Disease With New, Potent Treatments

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken the unprecedented step of declaring a whole generation at higher than average risk of hepatitis C infection.

Stopping America's Silent Killer: Viral Hepatitis

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.07.2012 | Health News
Rep. Mike Honda

By Congressman Michael Honda (D-Calif.) and Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) There's a silent killer loose in America. It is viral hepatitis, and it con...

9 Countries Won't Meet Hepatitis B Reduction Goals: WHO

Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Nine Asia Pacific countries will not meet a 2012 target to reduce hepatitis B infections among children, according to the World Health Organizatio...

10 Years of Vaccine Progress in 10 Days

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Finding the right balance between affordable prices, innovation, and supply security will require hard work, patience, and a long-term view.

Killing Us Softly: What Americans Don't Know & Why It Will Kill Them

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Rep. Mike Honda

For too long, viral hepatitis, an epidemic that doesn't necessarily make headlines, has steadily and silently affected the lives of millions of Americans.