Know the Facts: Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis is a hidden epidemic affecting 3.5-5.3 million people in the United States. And 65-75% of infected Americans are unaware of their infection because Hepatitis does not show symptons for decades. This makes it all the more important for baby boomers and at-risk populations to get tested immediately.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and there are a number of events, fundraisers, testing and educational opportunities for New Yorkers to participate in to help raise awareness about this deadly disease.

Check out this document, which contains information on all of these activities that are occurring throughout the state and through the month of May.

Help New York Health Works and our partners end this public health epidemic by promoting Hepatitis educational awareness and encouragingĀ individualsĀ to get tested and treated.

-Jaime Venditti, 5/1/12