To Prevent and Cure Liver Disease
To advance and disseminate the science and practice of hepatology, and to promote liver health and quality patient care
AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease. AASLD was founded in 1950 by a small group of leading liver specialists (including Hans Popper, Leon Schiff, Fred Hoffbauer, Cecil Watson, Jesse Bollman, and Sheila Sherlock, to name a few) to bring together those who had contributed to the field of hepatology.
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The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention maximizes public health and safety nationally and internationally through the elimination, prevention, and control of disease, disability, and death caused by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs and TB.
The mission of Hep C Connection is to educate the general public about hepatitis C and to provide resources and support for those affected by the virus.
Have an informed, de-stigmatized understanding of the hepatitis C virus (HCV)
Know how to avoid contracting HCV
Have access to education, resources, screening, and support in dealing with the disease
Have the knowledge to make intelligent personal decisions about HCV treatment
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a blood-borne, infectious disease of the liver`, which can lead to serious liver problems, including cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and liver cancer. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of liver transplants in the United States.1
We can eliminate this virus in our lifetime. We have a CURE!
By providing state-of-the-art information and services to address the knowledge gaps in Hepatitis C, we intend to change the course of this urgent public health crisis. We cannot do this without you.
This site is dedicated to providing up-to-date information on hepatitis C, HIV, and HCV/HIV co-infection as it relates to federal and state lobbying efforts and HIV and HCV public policies and funding programs. Moreover to specifically address the issues of those disproportionately affected by the epidemic, namely intravenous drug users and the substance using community at large. The site was initiated by and designed for advocates, service providers, and HIV/HCV co-infected consumers.
The focus of the Hepatitis C Association is to educate the public, both patients and medical providers, about hepatitis C virus.
We offer factual information through educational programs and support materials.
We promote awareness of hepatitis C on our website and through our programs, by educating people about the risk factors and the necessity of protecting our livers with treatment of the virus if needed, and/or practicing healthy behaviors through lifestyle changes.
We strive to bring the importance of organ donation to the forefront of the public\'s mind.
We offer support and help with access to patients living with this insidious disease by making information available online, in our brochures, and as the Managing Partner of TSP, through Help-4-Hep a peer-operated toll-free support line.
We strive to minimize the social and personal impact of hepatitis C on the patient.
The Hepatitis C Association, Inc., promises to do its best to help patients in every way possible.
HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 15th European AIDS Conference, sponsored by the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), October 21-14, 2015, in Barcelona.
Conference highlights include antiretroviral therapy and treatment strategies, new European HIV treatment guidelines, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and treatment for hepatitis C
If the world was a village of 1,000 people:
At least 500 would have been infected with hepatitis A, most during childhood.*
200 would have contracted hepatitis E during their lifetimes.
60 would have chronic hepatitis B, most of whom would have contracted it during childhood.
30 would have hepatitis C.
2 would have hepatitis D.
The objective of VHPB is to contribute to the control and prevention of viral hepatitides:
by drawing the attention to this important public health problem
by issuing prevention guidance and catalyse the development of recommendations, and
by encouraging actions to improve control and prevention.
Focus audiences are, in first instance, opinion leaders, policymakers, and health care professionals.
VHPB has, in support of its main objective, a wide range of functions, including the following:
To monitor and evaluate the currently implemented immunisation programmes.
To bring together, during VHPB meetings, an international forum of specialists to examine, discuss, and judge on specific topics, closely related with the control and prevention of viral hepatitis.
To produce and distribute a number of publications, including Viral Hepatitis newsletter, a short reports of VHPB meetings.
To provide guidance and catalyse the development of viral hepatitis control and prevention recommendations/ guidelines for the health care workers and policymakers.
To closely collaborate with international agencies dealing with control and prevention of viral hepatitis (World Health Organisation, Centres of Disease Control and Prevention, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Bill and Melinda Gates Children\'s Vaccine Program, European Commission, and Non Governmental Organisations) in order to maximise the impact of the efforts.
To organise international meetings to facilitate the introduction of immunisation programmes.
To promote the implementation of WHO recommendations on viral hepatitis control and prevention.
To assist implementation of national plans of action for the introduction of vaccines.
HCV Treatment Access
The NVHR supports the position that all people living with hepatitis C deserve lifesaving treatment, and calls for immediate action for significantly expanded access to address the largest blood borne viral epidemic in the United States.
Help‑4‑Hep is a non-profit, peer-to-peer helpline where counselors work with patients to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on. Callers talk one-to-one with a real person, typically someone who\\\'s had hepatitis C touch their own life. And they talk about the specifics of their particular situation. The phone call, support and information are all provided free of charge.
Welcome! If you are new to our Website or the new design I hope that your experience will be a productive one. The purpose of this introduction is to acquaint you with some of the features of the website.
If you are looking for specific information, you may want to start at the Google search engine located at the right of the page (bottom of the page on mobile and tablets).
Hepatitis is the term used for a liver that is inflamed. Inflammation is the local reaction of the body to a variety of damaging agents. The inflammation is the consequence of the damaging effect to for example liver cells that may be killed and the response of the body that may react more or less outspoken. A powerful reaction may be very helpful to kill a damaging virus. A too strong reaction may cause such severe damage that the outcome could be lethal. A too weak reaction may lead to failure of the body to eradicate the virus and therefore the infection become chronic with variable damage.
When you or someone you love is Living with Hepatitis C, you need as much reliable information as you can find. HepatitisCentral.com is here to help educate patients and their families about hepatitis, its symptoms and all the available treatment options. With our editors continuously scanning press releases, news reports and clinical trial results, this is where you\'ll first learn about breakthrough treatments and critical information on related conditions such as ascites, elevated liver enzymes and autoimmune hepatitis.
Co-infection with hepatitis among people with HIV is emerging as a growing problem. For people infected with HIV through needle exposure probably due to drug use, 40% or more may also have hepatitis C. The NATAP Hepatitis Section was started to raise awareness about this problem, and to provide basic education and more advanced scientific information.
Welcome. The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established in 1994 working to eradicate chronic hepatitis for 400 million people globally. HFI is also dedicated to increasing and promoting health and wellness, as well as, reducing the incidence of preventable liver-related chronic diseases and lifestyles that negatively impact the liver.