May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month

May 12, 2008

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 as many as 5 million Americans affected by chronic hepatitis B and C, there is much that still needs to be done to improve prevention, education, and access to medical care and treatment.  For more information, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/resource/index.htm