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May 19th – Hepatitis Awareness Month and Testing Day

HepatitisMay 19th is National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States and to emphasize the importance of testing persons at risk for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, most of whom are unaware of their infection status. Recognizing the effectiveness of testing and other preventive and treatment measures, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine recently set goals for the elimination of HBV and HCV as public health threats in the United States. Learn more at: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6618a1.htm.

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