Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A can be spread from the feces of an infected person to the mouth of another person. Often, it is from contaminated food. The good news? There’s a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis A! About HEP A ›
Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B Virus. It ranges from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. Anyone can get Hepatitis B. Since it’s spread through blood and some other body fluids, unprotected sex is a risk factor. Good news? There’s a vaccine! About HEP B ›
Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus. Many baby boomers may have HEP-C and not know it. IV drug users are at high risk of becoming infected. There is no vaccine, but there is treatment. If left untreated, it can become a serious lifelong illness. About HEP C ›
What Can Be Done?
Everyone can help themselves and help others. Know the facts. Know the signs. If you are a provider, test and treat. And please, everyone spread the word.
If you are a Baby Boomer, may have come into contact with the blood, or some other body fluids of an infected person, are not sure about the safety of food you have eaten, or have the symptoms of hepatitis, GET TESTED. Find a Testing Location ›
Your health care provider can connect you with the best treatment options if you have hepatitis. Typically, treatment is available regardless of your income or insurance status. Find a Testing Location ›
Learn and Talk about Hepatitis
Hepatitis is often called the silent killer because few people that have it show symptoms. It is also a silent killer because we don’t talk about it enough. Clinicians are encouraged to test for hepatitis. All of us should learn about it and spread the word.
You can get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B. Ask your health care provider if you are at risk. Join the Fight ›