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Hepatitis Foundation International Supports
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for
Hepatitis B Screening Recommendation

New Recommendation Prioritizes
Hepatitis B Testing in High-Risk Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4, 2014 — Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) strongly supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation to support screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in high-risk communities ... Hepatitis B screening involves simple blood tests that look for certain antibodies. Earlier detection can help reduce the spread of the infection. It is thought that between 700,000 and two million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis B infections. The Task Force concluded that those people identified as part of high risk for infection should be tested... Read More

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Thelma King Thiel, Founder of
Hepatitis Foundation International, Retires

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2014The Board of the Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) announced the retirement of Thelma King Thiel as Chairperson and Director and the appointment of Karen Wirth as Chair of the Board effective May 6, 2013... Read More

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May 2014 is Hepatitis Awareness Month  

SILVER SPRING, MD, May 12, 2014 – The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, CDC and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested.

Please join us at the
2014 Congressional Viral Hepatitis Screening & Reception
Monday, May 19, 2014, 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Cannon Caucus, Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Free, On-site Hepatitis B & C Screenings

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Hepatitis Foundation International Board of Directors
Announces Appointment of Ivonne Perlaza Fuller
as Chief Executive Officer

SILVER SPRING, MD, Sept. 13, 2013 – Hepatitis International Foundation (HFI) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ivonne Perlaza Fuller as Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Fuller will assume the post effective immediately and will also serve as a director on the company's Board... Read More

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