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For Immediate Release: May 7, 2013

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
News Media Line: (404) 639-8895        

CDC Telebriefing on Vital Signs Report: Hepatitis C Virus Infection Testing and Reporting


CDC will host a telephone-only media briefing to discuss the new Vital Signs report on hepatitis C testing and reporting. The multi-area analysis looks at the proportion of persons identified as ever having had hepatitis C that received complete testing for the virus, as well as the populations most affected by the disease.


CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.

John Ward, M.D., Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis Prevention


Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm EDT


Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331

* Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.

Important Instructions
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone.  Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at



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