Viral Hepatitis

Our goal is to reduce new viral hepatitis infections and decrease deaths associated with viral hepatitis.

In the United States, over 3 million people are living with viral hepatitis, and around 65,000 people are newly infected every year. Of these, an estimated 2.4 million people are infected with hepatitis C virus, and although curable, only about 56% of adults living with hepatitis C know they are infected, and about 1 out of every 14 new cases is reported to public health. Additionally, an estimated 862,000 people are living with hepatitis B virus in the United States, and while vaccine preventable and treatable, only about 32% of adults living with HBV know they are infected, and about 1 out of every 7 new cases are reported to public health.

Page last reviewed: September 9, 2019