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 Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis Launch

Thursday, April 3, 2014    1 PM-4 PM

     The three-year update (2014-2016) of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis will be launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The plan provides a framework around which both federal and non-federal stakeholders from many sectors can engage to strengthen the nation's response to viral hepatitis. The event will be streamed online live ( from HHS headquarters in Washington, DC, so that as many federal, state, and community-based partners across the country as possible can participate. For more information, log onto


Hepatitis Awareness Month:

      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.

 Hepatitis Risk Assessment: Online Tool

     Find out if you should be tested by taking a 5-minute online Hepatitis Risk Assessment, designed to determine an individual's risk for viral hepatitis and ask questions based upon CDC's guidelines for testing and vaccination. This risk assessment tool allows individuals to answer questions privately, either in their home or in a health care setting, and print their recommendations to discuss with their doctor. May 19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day


To Report a Disease   


     Viral hepatitis is an infection that affects the liver. There are at least six different types of hepatitis (A-G), with the three most common types being hepatitis A (HAV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV).

For more information, please click on the link below:

                                The Difference Between Hepatitis A,B and C

Hepatitis A is an acute infection and people usually improve without treatment. 
There is a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B can cause a chronic, persistent infection, which can lead to chronic liver disease.
There is a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B.

           Louisiana's Perinatal Hepatitis B Program

Hepatitis C can cause a chronic, persistent infection, which can lead to chronic liver disease.
There is not a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C.



Hepatitis in Louisiana - Annual Reports  
            Hepatitis A          Hepatitis B         Hepatitis C        Hepatitis D       Hepatitis E               

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines For Viral Hepatitis Surveillance And Case Management-CDC

CDC Hepatitis Website                      Know More Hepatitis Campaign-CDC

                                                          Newly Diagnosed?

                                                           Information Packet Available
                                                              contact Dielda Robertson 
                                                              by phone (504) 568-8289

                                          (All contact information is treated confidentially)


            Support Groups (Hepatitis C)                            Help4Hep Helpline