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Viral Hepatitis

Millions of Americans from all walks of life are living with viral hepatitis and are at increased risk for serious liver disease, liver cancer, and even death. Across the nation, 3.5 million people are estimated to be living with hepatitis C, and 850,000 are estimated to be living with hepatitis B. The United States has been losing ground in the battle against these “silent epidemics,” but today, we have more knowledge and tools than ever before to stop the spread of viral hepatitis and save lives.

The release of the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020 (Action Plan) represents a new phase and is the nation’s roadmap for addressing viral hepatitis in the United States. The Action Plan reflects recent trends in viral hepatitis infections and deaths, as well as new and improved strategies for prevention, care, and treatment.

Join us in the fight as we move towards realizing the vision of the Action Plan:

The United States will be a place where new viral hepatitis infections have been eliminated, where all people with chronic hepatitis B and C know their status, and everyone with chronic hepatitis B and C has access to high quality health care and curative treatments, free from stigma and discrimination.

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Share important messages to motivate viral hepatitis testing, vaccination, care, and treatment.


Learn About Viral Hepatitis

Get basic information about hepatitis B and C, find tools to help you assess your risk and take action, and review hepatitis trends in the U.S.

Action Plan

Read about the U.S. national Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, the federal agencies involved, and highlights of progress.

Policies and Guidelines

Explore key issues and policies in the national response to viral hepatitis.

Get Involved

Find information, tools, and training you can use to help win the battle against viral hepatitis.



Content created by Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
Content last reviewed on May 4, 2018