Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

And May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day! 

Join us in raising awareness about the prevention, screening, care and treatment for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. As many as 5.3 million people are living with viral hepatitis in the U.S. Most of them do not know they are infected. Learn more about tools you can use to educate yourself and others during May:

Positive Spin

Positive Spin

The project uses digital storytelling to raise awareness of the stages of the HIV care continuum. It features personal stories of five HIV-positive, gay black men who are living healthy lives with HIV.

Visit Positive Spin to:

  • Watch the stories
  • Find resources
  • Join the conversation on social media at #mypositivespin
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy is updated to 2020, provides the nation with a roadmap for responding to the epidemic.

  • Watch: Exit Disclaimer Dr. Amy Lansky, Acting Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, discusses what keeps her passionate about her work and how we can all work to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
  • Use the Community Action Plan Framework to identify steps your organization or community can take to advance the Strategy locally.
  •  Read the latest news about NHAS implementation efforts
Department of Health and Human Services

Syringe Services Programs

HHS has released new guidance about the use of federal funds for Syringe Services Programs (SSP). SSPs have been demonstrated to be an effective component of a comprehensive approach to prevent HIV and viral hepatitis among people who inject drugs.

  • Learn More here
  • Get Syringe Services Programs guidance here (PDF 960 KB)
  • Read related blog here
  • Read White House Fact Sheet here
  • Watch recording: 'Requesting a Determination of Need in Consultation with CDC Webinar' here
Understand Your Health Coverage: Read the Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You

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Register today for Virtual Office Hours - free, personalized coaching about new media tools and strategies to inform your HIV outreach.

Our team is ready to help you learn about the basics, help shape your plan or give feedback on your ideas.  All you need is a phone.

Read more here.

How do you get HIV or AIDS?

Learn about how HIV is spread and how to protect yourself.
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How is the Federal Government fighting HIV/AIDS?

See how the Dept. of Health and Human Services is engaged in the response to the epidemic.
See more Federal Resources >

Developing a new media strategy

Learn how to engage your audience through social media channels.
See more on How to use New Media >

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