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Just weeks after getting a nose ring, this New York City mom developed a rare hepatitis B infection and needed a liver transplant.
Mutations can affect how viruses behave and how well drugs and vaccines work.
Mice that performed modest exercise were less likely to show signs of inflammation, cell aging and liver cancer.
But experts suggest that a move toward universal hepatitis B screening and vaccination may be in order.
Hepatitis A and E usually resolve on their own, but hepatitis B and C can cause serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
The Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States, released by HHS, offers a road map for the next five years.
Areas with lower population density have not seen the same slowdown as urban areas.
NAIRHHA Day also brings focus to other epidemics fueling HIV disparities.
Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines, and hepatitis C can be cured with antiviral treatment.
290 million people have viral hepatitis and don’t know it. Raise awareness with a virtual video relay.
Be #HepAware2020 and learn the ABCs of viral hepatitis.
A recent study of more than 1,000 veterans found that nearly 1% had hepatitis B and 14% had been exposed to the virus.
The latest revision recognizes the importance of treatment as prevention.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
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