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. 


To Report a Disease   


     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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                                The Difference Between Hepatitis A, B and C

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.

           Louisiana's Perinatal Hepatitis B Program

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.

          Epidemiologic Profile of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Louisiana - 2015 


Co-Infection - HIV and VIral Hepatitis (CDC)

    Act 459 - Thrid Trimester HIV and Syphilis Testing

Hepatitis in Louisiana - Annual Reports  
            Hepatitis A          Hepatitis B         Hepatitis C        Hepatitis D       Hepatitis E   

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines For Viral Hepatitis Surveillance And Case Management-CDC

CDC Hepatitis Website                      Know More Hepatitis Campaign-CDC


Primary Contact Information

Louisiana Hepatitis Coordinator: Megan Jespersen, MPH
1450 Poydras Street, Ste. 1645A
New Orleans, LA 70112
Telephone: (504) 568-8309
 Fax: (504) 568-8290
 Email: megan.jespersen@la.gov 

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