World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is celebrated annually on July 28. For people living with HIV, it is essential to understand the risks of hepatitis co-infection. They are encouraged to take steps to prevent hepatitis infection by getting the appropriate vaccines and getting regular tests to know their status.

Viral hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases that can cause acute and chronic liver disease. While deaths from HIV and Tuberculosis are reducing worldwide, deaths from hepatitis are increasing. More than 1 million people die each year from the disease.

Prevention and screening for viral hepatitis are an important part of HIV care. Vaccination at birth is the most effective strategy to eliminate hepatitis B.

Remember that at the moment there are only vaccines to prevent hepatitis A and B.

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