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5 Things You Should Know About Hepatitis

The word ‘hepatitis’ means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

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World Hepatitis Day Podcast – CDC Guidelines for Hepatitis C Screening

The American Liver Foundation presents panelists, interviews, and discussions, featuring liver patients discussing the patient experience, transplant patients, hepatologists and public health professionals. We cover topics, such as liver transplants, viral hepatitis, NAFLD/NASH, rare liver ...

Liver Life Blog Post World Hepatitis Day 2020

You may have seen a previous Liver Life Blog post from Lindsay Ventura, National Manager, Outreach and Education.  Here’s a vlog from Lindsay where she introduces herself and shares some information about World Hepatitis Day! ...

ALF Applauds CDC Guidance for Hepatitis C Testing for Adults

In response to emerging trends, the American Liver Foundation began advocating for expanded testing guidelines for Hepatitis C in 2018. We were thrilled this year when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidelines ...

Carley’s Blog: Taking Precautions

In her newest blog post, Carley talks about her excitement about repping ALF as a liver advocate, and what she does to stay safe (and fashionable) as a person with compromised immunity during the pandemic ...

Hepatitis C in Children

Hepatitis C infection (HCV) is a chronic viral infection of the liver that affects upwards of 1-2 percent of adults. Fortunately, in children and adolescents, hepatitis C is less common, but it remains a significant ...

Curing Hepatitis C: Options for Treatment

In a breakthrough publication, leading hepatologist and hepatitis C expert Gregory Everson, M.D. provides state-of-the-science information to guide patients through the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C. Until recently, hepatitis C was considered incurable. “Curing ...

Autoimmune Hepatitis Q&A with Karin Cesario, MD

What is autoimmune hepatitis? “Hepatitis” is a general term meaning “inflammation of the liver.”  Many things can cause hepatitis including medications, viruses and alcohol.  In autoimmune hepatitis, the body’s immune system attacks liver cells leading ...

Carley’s Blog: Staying Healthy and Safe as a Student During COVID-19

In her second ALF blog post as a patient advocate living with Autoimmune Hepatitis, Carley answers important questions about how she stays connected and healthy, as well as how she's adjusting to life as a ...

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Eliminate Hep C

The Eliminate Hepatitis C San Diego County Initiative was approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in November 2018, with the Board asking the County Health and Human Services Agency to return in ...

Ask the Experts: The ABC’s of Viral Hepatitis

Each fall, children around the country return to school—many to learn their ABCs, the foundation of their entire education. On September 10th, the American Liver Foundation’s Connecticut Division presented an educational program, “Ask the Experts: ...

ALF Participates in World Hepatitis Day to “Find the Missing Millions”

World Hepatitis Day was July 28th and ALF, together with other public health organizations, called on people from across the country and around the world to take action and raise awareness to “Find the Missing ...

Have PBC? You May Be at Risk for Another Autoimmune Disease

It is not uncommon for people affected by primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) to have at least one other autoimmune condition. To learn more, we turned to Dr. Craig Lammert, an expert on autoimmune liver diseases ...

Block HIV/HCV Meeting September 23, 2019 in Asheville, NC

Learn More Program Description Approximately 25% of all individuals infected with HIV are coinfected with HCV.1 Of critical significance, HIV increases the rate of progression of HCV-related hepatic fibrosis, and HCV is associated with a ...

ALF Names Dr. Houghton as 2018 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award Recipient

We're proud to announce Dr. Michael Houghton, Ph.D. as the 2018 recipient of our most prestigious recognition, the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award. Working with Qui-Lim Choo and George Kuo at the Chiron corporation and Daniel ...

ALF Honors Veterans, Educates Public and Encourages Testing

There are over 20 million military veterans in the United States. They served our country to protect our liberties and keep the world safe. Now the American Liver Foundation is working to keep them safe ...

7/28 is World Hepatitis Day 2018!

#WorldHepatitisDay is Saturday, July 28th. This year's theme is "Find the Missing Millions" because 9 of 10 people living with Viral Hepatitis around the globe don't even know they have it! Help raise awareness on this ...

Yes You Can Treat Your Hepatitis C Patients!

Attention ALL Missouri healthcare professionals. Learn how to treat your patients for hepatitis C. Register today for this free distance learning CME program offered by the Missouri Telehealth Network! For more details call Gwen Ratermann ...

Liver Disease Statistics

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 86.4 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. 70.1 percent reported that ...

Veterans and Hepatitis C

This content was developed through a collaboration between the American Liver Foundation and Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. The American Liver Foundation and Merck are working together to ...

Viral Hepatitis

October is Know Your Liver Month for Get Fit! Learn about Viral Hepatitis with one of our four posters in this series! ...

Hepatitis C: Do You Know the Risks?

Hepatitis C is contagious and is spread blood to blood. Hepatitis C is sometimes called a “silent epidemic” because it affects so many people but usually has no symptoms. It is not uncommon for someone ...

Q&A: Understanding Pediatric Liver Disease

Approximately 15,000 hospitalizations occur each year for pediatric liver disease in the United States. During the first month after birth, the incidence of neonatal liver disease is as many as one in 2,500. The different ...

Journeys Poster: Hepatitis C

With so much to look forward too at our upcoming Journeys event on Friday, September 8, 2017 – the Young Investigators Update in Liver Disease Poster Competition may be the most exciting! 7 Institutions will ...

Journeys Poster: Hepatitis B

With so much to look forward too at our upcoming Journeys event on Friday, September 8, 2017 – the Young Investigators Update in Liver Disease Poster Competition may be the most exciting! 7 Institutions will ...

Hepatitis – The Silent Epidemic

Hepatitis Awareness Month: Shining a Light on a Silent Epidemic Millions of Americans are living with hepatitis in its many forms and do not know that they have it. May being Hepatitis Awareness Month is ...

Getting Tested for Hepatitis C

If You Are a Baby Boomer, Here’s Another Item for Your “To Do” List: Get Tested for Hepatitis C As the youngest of its generation turns 50 this year, AARP has declared 2014 the Year ...

5 Things You Should Know About Hepatitis

The word ‘hepatitis’ means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C ...

Tom Nealon, ALF CEO & Board Chair on World Hepatitis Day: Eradicating a Silent Epidemic is Within Our Reach

If I told you that thousands of Americans are dying every year from a disease that is 10 times more infectious than HIV – and more deadly too – yet preventable and curable, the chances that you ...

Taking Medications for Hepatitis C

Living With Hepatitis C: Importance of Taking Medications as Directed Taking medication at the exact frequency and dosage prescribed is an essential part of managing hepatitis C. Failure to take medication as prescribed is called ...

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