HEPATITIS Find out if you should be tested by taking a 5-minute online Hepatitis Risk Assessment, designed to determine an individual's risk for viral hepatitis and ask questions based upon CDC's guidelines for testing and vaccination. This risk assessment tool allows individuals to answer questions privately, either in their home or in a health care setting, and print their recommendations to discuss with their doctor.
Viral hepatitis is an infection that affects the liver. There are at least six different types of hepatitis (A-G), with the three most common types being hepatitis A (HAV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV).
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Hepatitis A is an acute infection and people usually improve without treatment.
There is a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis A.
Hepatitis B can cause a chronic, persistent infection, which can lead to chronic liver disease.
There is a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis C can cause a chronic, persistent infection, which can lead to chronic liver disease.
Although there is no vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C, there is a new, safe and effective treatment for HCV that can cure 85% -100% of persons living with the virus.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Primary Contact Information
|Louisiana Hepaitis Coordinator: Megan Jespersen, MPH|
1450 Poydras Street, Ste. 1645A
New Orleans, LA 70112
|Telephone: (504) 568-8309
Fax: (504) 568-8290
(All contact information is treated confidentially)