About the Campaign - Know More Hepatitis
Viral hepatitis is a silent epidemic in the United States and more than 3 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis C. Every year, thousands of Americans die from liver cancer or chronic liver disease associated with viral hepatitis. Despite these statistics, viral hepatitis is not well known. In fact, as many as 75 percent people with chronic viral hepatitis do not know that they are infected. Without knowing if they are infected, these individuals cannot receive lifesaving care and treatment.
To decrease the burden of chronic viral hepatitis, CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis is developing a national education campaign called Know More Hepatitis. The campaign will be aimed at increasing awareness about this hidden epidemic and encouraging people who may be chronically infected with Hepatitis C to get tested.
Funded in part by support from the CDC Foundation and CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Know More Hepatitis is designed to complement existing hepatitis prevention efforts. The initiative will provide a unique opportunity to build a collective voice about this urgent problem.