on Viral Hepatitis
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis
C Information & Referral Center
is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis C is a liver disease
caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV infection sometimes
results in an acute illness, but most often becomes a chronic
condition that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver
cancer. There is an estimated 4.4 million people in the United
States living with chronic hepatitis and there are 80, 000
new infections every year. In Wisconsin, there were 2455 new
cases of HCV reported in 2009. Currently, there is no vaccine
for the hepatitis C virus.
of links below contain information on HCV, including statistics,
prevention and resources for persons living with HCV.
Division of Viral Hepatitis
The CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis website contains statistics,
a resource center, training materials, and other publications
on viral hepatitis. There is a special section devoted to
Hepatitis Awareness Month (during May).
Department of Health Services
The State of Wisconsin Department of Health Hepatitis C Program
control section has information and resources prevention,
detection and treatment of hepatitis C.
The HCV Advocate website has a number of indispensable resources
for people who are living with chronic hepatitis. There are
sections devoted to the newly diagnosed, patient education,
a medical glossary, fact sheets, a monthly newsletter and
Clinical trials information, research, education, and advocacy;
addresses different risk groups, treatment strategies, and
prevention basics; links to resources in other languages.
This web page provides hepatitis-related fact sheets, news
releases, and other links. Provided by the National Institute
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
C - An Epidemic for Anyone
Informative site from the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth
College, founded by former US Surgeon General, C. Everett
C Home Test Kits
Official web site of the only FDA approved home hepatitis
C testing kit.
The Hepatitis Foundation International's (HFI) mission is
dedicated to the eradication of viral hepatitis through education,
prevention, advocacy, and supporting research. Information
on this site covers hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, treatment,
news and research.
I Need to Know About Hepatitis C (EASY-TO-READ)
Very basic, easy-to-read fact sheet on hepatitis C, provided
by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases (NIDDK) through the National Digestive Diseases Information
Hepatitis-related services near you, call the Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis
C Information & Referral Center at (800) 334-2437. For
Hepatitis-related services outside of Wisconsin, call CDC
Info at (800) 232-4636.
More Information Call: 1-800-334-2437