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You’re scared of HIV?
Let me introduce you to πŸ₯πŸ₯
VIRAL #HEPATITIS B and C, which kills 1.4 million people/yr, with 9x more infections than HIV and increasing death rates!
...yet the majority of global leaders and the public remain unaware!
@Fmohnigeria @nassnigeria
According to @who, Deaths from hepatitis have been increasing over the past 2 decades, which points to a lack of global awareness and action, including among top decision-makers.
Despite this situation, much can be doneπŸ‘‡πŸ½.

Hepatitis can be prevented, diagnosed, treated and managed well. The hepatitis B vaccine is 98-100% effective in preventing new infections.
But how many of us have ever heard about it?
How many have taken action (Gotten Screened and vaccinated (ifnegative)
Treated when positive?
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It's #WorldHepatitisDay.

Viral #hepatitis B and C:
πŸ—¨οΈ325 million people affected
πŸ—¨οΈ1.4 million deaths a year.
πŸ—¨οΈ2nd major killer infectious disease after tuberculosis
πŸ—¨οΈ9x more people are infected with hepatitis than HIV.

Let's eliminate hepatitis!
It's #WorldHepatitisDay!

Hepatitis B, C & D can lead to liver cancer.
Know the risks:
πŸ’‰ Unsafe injection, syringes & needles
πŸ₯— Contaminated food
πŸ’πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘©πŸ‘¨β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨ Unsafe sex
πŸ‘‚ Unsafe tattoo, piercing
πŸ‘Ά Not vaccinating babies against #hepatitis
#Hepatitis A & E are viral liver diseases.

Know the risks:
🚽 Poor sanitation
🀲 Dirty hands
🚰 Unsafe water
⚠ Sharing personal items
πŸ’πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘©πŸ‘¨β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨ Oral-anal sex

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