World wide on the 28th of July, Hepatitis is brought to the stage. There are various types of hepatitis viruses. Some are sexually transmitted, others are not. They all cause inflammation of the Liver and in some cases, long term problems like Liver cancer.
On the Sexual Wellbeing Network, we want to use this opportunity to remind our community that Hepatitis is still very much around.
The good news is that it is treatable. But the first step is to get tested.
Here are some facts for you:
Informed? Unaware? Viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year. That’s as many people as HIV/AIDS. Hepatitis: Think Again.
Informed? Unaware? Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer. Liver cancer is the second biggest cancer killer. Hepatitis: Think Again.
Feeling fine? Are you sure? Symptoms of viral hepatitis often go unnoticed. Get tested. Hepatitis: Think Again.
Safe? At Risk? Viral hepatitis can be avoided. Know the risks. Hepatitis: Think Again.
Treated? Treatable? Viral hepatitis can be treated. Everybody deserves the chance. Hepatitis: Think Again.
Protected? Vulnerable? Viral hepatitis can be prevented. Vaccinate your children. Hepatitis: Think Again.
Protected? Vulnerable? Protect against viral hepatitis. Vaccination works. Hepatitis: Think Again.
Accepted? Refused? Stigma kills. Don’t discriminate. Hepatitis: Think again.
Accepted? Refused? Viral hepatitis doesn’t discriminate. Neither should you. Hepatitis: Think again.
Viral hepatitis can be beaten. Play your part. Hepatitis: Think again,
AND GET TESTED!
Enjoy the official World Hepatitis Video below.
Need more information? Check out the World Hepatitis Alliance site here