The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing 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.
- People born from 1945-1965 are 5x more likely to have Hepatitis C.
- 75% of people with Hepatitis C were born from 1945-1965
- Hepatitis C can cause liver damage and liver failure.
- Many people can get lifesaving care and treatment.
- Talk to your doctor about hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is found in the blood of persons who have this disease. HCV is spread by contact with the blood of an infected person.
Chronic Hepatitis C is now the most common reason for liver transplantation and the leading cause in the US for developing liver cancer. Currently, there is no vaccine for HCV. Please contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at (603) 271-4496 if you have questions.
The primary goal of the NH Hepatitis C Program is to protect the public's health by preventing and controlling HCV infection.
- Hepatitis C Fact Sheet
- HIV/STD/Hepatitis Resource Guide
- Hepatitis C Online Course for Clinicians
- Hepatitis C Investigation
Hepatitis C Program Overview
The DHHS Hepatitis C Program began in September 2002. The main goal of the program is to plan, develop, coordinate and evaluate public health education, health promotion and disease prevention programs for hepatitis C. The program works in collaboration with community health agencies, other DHHS programs such as the HIV/STD Program, the Immunization Program, and the Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Recovery Program. Other partners include government agencies such as the Department of Corrections, the Nashua and Manchester Health Departments and a variety of other medical and nursing professionals.
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