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Public Health Reports Webinar on Strategies for Hepatitis B and C Testing and Linkage to Care

In alignment with the goals and priorities of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) Strategic Plan, 2016–2020: Bringing Together Science and Public-Health Practice for the Elimination of Viral Hepatitis, DVH works to assure early detection and response to stop transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) and to assure persons living with HBV and HCV are identified and linked to recommended care and treatment services. Half of the persons living with HBV or HCV do not know they are infected. Only through testing and knowledge of infection status can persons infected with HBV or HCV receive the care and treatment needed to vastly improve their health outcomes. The presenters will discuss the strategies for hepatitis B and C testing and linkage to care.

  • Featured Speakers

    John W. Ward, MD

    Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Aaron Harris, MD, MPH

    Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention