CDC Launches Hepatitis Testing Day Event Page

Content From: Corinna Dan, R.N., M.P.H., Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: March 29, 20132 min read


May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day

Preparations for the second annual observance of Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th are underway and you can play a major role in making testing day a success. As called for in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis Testing Day is a day for people at risk for viral hepatitis to be tested, and for health care providers to educate patients about chronic viral hepatitis and testing.

To support Hepatitis Testing Day activities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched a new Hepatitis Testing Day Event page on the website of the National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN). The page allows visitors to search for Hepatitis Testing Day events taking place near them throughout the month of May, which is also Hepatitis Awareness Month.

To make the new Hepatitis Testing Day event page useful to everyone across the U.S., CDC needs your support. If you are hosting an event, you can help by going to the Hepatitis Testing Day Event page and registering your event today (or as soon as your event details are available). If you know of others who are organizing events for Hepatitis Testing Day, please encourage them to register their events as well.

“We encourage everyone that are planning events on this day to post them on this website so we can provide ample dissemination and demonstrate solidarity with other events across the nation,” stated Mr. Gilberto Ramirez, Public Health Advisor in CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis.