World Hepatitis Day 2014: Think Again

July 28, 2014

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World Hepatitis Day 2014: Think Again

Task Force urges people to think more about viral Hepatitis

WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2014 —"Viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D and E) kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year and is the leading cause of liver cancer. The good news is that it can be beaten. It starts with being more aware of hepatitis. Get tested and know the risks. Protect against it by getting vaccinated. And finally, we all need to do more to eliminate stigma associated with hepatitis. It doesn’t discriminate and neither should we. Today is an opportunity to think again — or perhaps for the first time — about viral hepatitis, and to play a part in creating a world without it."

— Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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