Tuskegee launches hepatitis C virus testing initiative

In honor of the third annual National African American Hepatitis C Action Day today, the City of Tuskegee is taking steps to eradicate the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in its community, beginning with testing.

Mayor Johnny Ford of Tuskegee joined with national and local health leaders to discuss starting an initiative to diagnose and treat those infected with HCV in his area Friday morning.


C. Virginia Fields, president and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, joined Ford in announcing that something must be done to counteract the spread of hepatitis C in the African American community.

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