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May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month!

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may19thheppicMay 19, 2015 is the 3rd National Hepatitis Testing Day. It is a day for people at risk to be tested and for health care providers to educate patients about chronic viral hepatitis and available testing. Millions of Americans have chronic hepatitis. Most of them do not know they are infected.

Millions of Americans are affected by viral hepatitis. When a person first gets viral hepatitis, he or she can develop a very mild illness with few or no symptoms or get a more serious illness lasting months. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can progress to a chronic, or lifelong, infection that can cause serious health problems including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death. Most people with chronic hepatitis do not know they are infected and can live with the disease for decades without having symptoms or feeling sick.

Get tested and/or vaccinated today!

May 1st-31st, 2015

Take the CDC Risk Assessment Test to see if you are at risk for hepatitis.