Hepatitis Can't Wait!

Hepatitis Can't Wait

The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day on July 28th highlights the need to test and treat viral hepatitis diseases: “I can’t wait.”

Viral hepatitis is a group of five diseases that collectively kill nearly 1.4 million people worldwide each year. In fact, one person dies from hepatitis-related illness every 30 seconds.

“I can’t wait” points out the ongoing urgency of World Hepatitis Day since:

  • People living with viral hepatitis unaware can’t wait for testing.
  • People living with hepatitis can’t wait for life-saving treatments.
  • Expectant mothers can’t wait for hepatitis screening and treatment.
  • Newborn babies can’t wait for birth dose vaccination.
  • People affected by hepatitis can’t wait to end stigma and discrimination.

While there are several types of hepatitis, the hepatitis C virus garners particular attention since untreated hepatitis C infection can lead to liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even the need for a liver transplant. Yet the good news is that hepatitis C is both a preventable and treatable disease.

There are numerous medication treatments now available for hepatitis C which means a cure from this infection is in reach for most patients. Now it’s a matter of getting people diagnosed and in treatment. World Hepatitis Day aims to do just that.

One day cannot change the world, but it is a stepping-stone to raising global awareness and support about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for people at risk of or with an infection of hepatitis.

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy knows that "it can't wait." Count on us as an experienced and trusted partner for treating hepatitis C; refer your patients today