CDC Director’s Hepatitis C Twitter Chat 5/30

Join CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden and experts Dr. John Ward, Director of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, and Dr. Hazel Dean, Deputy Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention for a live Twitter chat on Thursday, May 30th about the importance of life-saving Hepatitis C testing. Hepatitis C is a silent epidemic in the United States. More than 3 million adults are infected with the Hepatitis C virus and most are baby boomers, people born 1945-1965. CDC wants all baby boomers to get a blood test for Hepatitis C since many are unaware of their infection. 

Earlier this month, CDC issued updated guidance for doctors and other health care providers about how to test for Hepatitis C, emphasizing the importance of identifying current infection. Join Dr. Frieden & CDC Hepatitis experts for a discussion with baby boomers, health care providers and partners about why testing is critical to reduce the increasing disease burden from Hepatitis C in the U.S.

When:  Thursday, May 30, 2:00-3:00PM EDT

Join the conversation:  Follow Dr. Frieden on Twitter @DrFriedenCDC  and use the hashtag #CDCchat.

 

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