Free Hepatitis Information
The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. Their commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public.
In 2013, the Division of Viral Hepatitis, along with our partner, Hep B United, launched Know Hepatitis B, a national communications campaign promoting hepatitis B testing among Asian Americans. This multilingual campaign has materials in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese, and messages are delivered through a variety of multi-media channels. Community-level outreach, in partnership with Hep B United and its local affiliates, will also incorporate campaign messages and materials that facilitate education and communication about hepatitis B among health care providers, local partners, and patients.
Though Asian Americans make up 5 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of the 862,000 Americans estimated to be living with hepatitis B. As many as 2 in 3 people living with hepatitis B do not know they are infected. Many people can live with the disease and not feel sick or have any symptoms. Testing identifies people living with hepatitis B and helps them take steps to protect their health, including starting treatment that can delay or reverse the effects of liver damage.
Know Hepatitis B seeks to increase awareness about this silent epidemic and encourage people who may be chronically infected with hepatitis B to get tested so they can take care of themselves and protect their families.
Hep C Discussion Point™ is a tool designed by medical experts and the Caring Ambassadors Program that takes you through a series of questions about your hepatitis C experience. Once you’ve completed the questions, the program generates a customized list of topics you can print out and use as a guide in talking with your doctor about your hepatitis C health care.
Once you’ve completed the questions, a Hep C Discussion Point™ printout will be generated. The printout can be downloaded to your computer to save and print.
You are welcome to come back and use the tool as often as you would like.
An estimated 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C, yet many do not know they are infected. In April 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued recommendations calling for all adults, age 18 years and older, to get tested for hepatitis C.
Know More Hepatitis, a national, theory-driven multi-media education campaign, is designed to help implement this recommendation by encouraging all adults to get tested for hepatitis C. The goal of the campaign is to ultimately reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with hepatitis C by increasing testing so those who are infected can get linked to life-saving care and treatment. Treatment is available that can cure hepatitis C for most people. Free posters, infographics, social media tags and more…
The overall goal is to build providers’ and outreach workers’ capacity, confidence, and knowledge to integrate responsive hepatitis C (HCV) screening, testing, linkage-to-care/cure, and support programs into existing infrastructures.