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.