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HEPATITIS

 Hepatitis Awareness Month:

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is National Hepatitis Awareness Day. During May, CDC and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested on World Hepatitis Testing Day.

Find out if you should be tested by taking a 5-minute online Hepatitis Risk Assessment, designed to determine an individual's risk for viral hepatitis and ask questions based upon CDC's guidelines for testing and vaccination. This risk assessment tool allows individuals to answer questions privately, either in their home or in a health care setting, and print their recommendations to discuss with their doctor.

World Hepatitis Testing Day
Monday, July 28, 2014

        In order to mark the day, a hepatitis testing event is being held in two Louisiana locations: Baton Rouge on Friday, July 18, 2014 and New Orleans on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Website
       The event at the Mall of Louisiana (6401 Bluebonnet Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70836), will feature prize giveaways encouraging mall shoppers to participate in health screenings including HIV and Hepatitis. 
       The New Orleans location will be at Audubon Park Shelter #10 (6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118). This event will feature live music, food from local restaurants, prize giveaways, and family fun games and attractions. 
      A schedule of each location's events can be found here; click for a  Registration form.
      Volunteers are welcome to fill out and send the Volunteer form to dielda.robertson@la.gov.  Contact Ms. Robertson at (504) 568-8289 or email with any questions. 

  

     Find out if you should be tested by taking a 5-minute online Hepatitis Risk Assessment, designed to determine an individual's risk for viral hepatitis and ask questions based upon CDC's guidelines for testing and vaccination. This risk assessment tool allows individuals to answer questions privately, either in their home or in a health care setting, and print their recommendations to discuss with their doctor. 

 

To Report a Disease   

  

     Viral hepatitis is an infection that affects the liver. There are at least six different types of hepatitis (A-G), with the three most common types being hepatitis A (HAV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV).

For more information, please click on the link below:

                                The Difference Between Hepatitis A,B and C

Hepatitis A is an acute infection and people usually improve without treatment. 
There is a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B can cause a chronic, persistent infection, which can lead to chronic liver disease.
There is a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B.

           Louisiana's Perinatal Hepatitis B Program

Hepatitis C can cause a chronic, persistent infection, which can lead to chronic liver disease.
There is not a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C.

Co-Infection - HIV and VIral Hepatitis (CDC)

    Act 459 - Thrid Trimester HIV and Syphilis Testing

Hepatitis in Louisiana - Annual Reports  
            Hepatitis A          Hepatitis B         Hepatitis C        Hepatitis D       Hepatitis E               
      

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines For Viral Hepatitis Surveillance And Case Management-CDC

CDC Hepatitis Website                      Know More Hepatitis Campaign-CDC

National African-American Hepatitis C Action Day Tool Kit - July 25th - CDC

                                                        
                                                          Newly Diagnosed?

                                                           Information Packet Available
                                                              contact Dielda Robertson 
                                                              by phone (504) 568-8289
                                                           email dielda.robertson@la.gov

                                          (All contact information is treated confidentially)

 

            Support Groups (Hepatitis C)                            Help4Hep Helpline