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Join a Rally in Washington, D.C., on May 19 to Call for Hepatitis Program Funding

April 30, 2010

Did You Know?

  • One-third of Americans living with HIV are also co-infected with hepatitis C virus and up to 10% of HIV-positive Americans may also be co-infected with the hepatitis B virus.
  • Complications resulting from viral hepatitis are a leading cause of death for people with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
  • There is no federal funding to provide core public health services for viral hepatitis including hepatitis B and C counseling, testing, surveillance and medical referral.
  • There is no dedicated federal funding for care and treatment of viral hepatitis for people living with HBV, HCV, and people living with HIV/hepatitis coinfections.

We will be silent no more!

Join members of Congress, physicians, advocates, and most importantly, people living with hepatitis B and C in Washington, D.C., on May 19 as we rally to demand that Congress fully fund hepatitis programs in the United States!

We hope you can make every effort to be part of this historic and important action. To register for the rally, share your story, find out about travel and busing information find please visit www.nvhr.org.



  
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