Today there are more than a half a billion people worldwide who have either Hepatitis B or C and according to the World Health Organization Viral Hepatitis it is one of the world´s biggest health problems and kills twice as many people as AIDS. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel! Recently Science has come to a consensus: Viral Hepatitis can be totally eradicated from the planet within 15 to 20 years. For this to happen, a worldwide mobilization is necessary and your participation is very important for the success of the WORLD CAMPAIGN OF HEPATITIS ZERO.
Our biggest challenge is to diagnose the vírus before it damages the liver beyond repair.
More than 80% of the most severe cases of liver diseases which result in severe complications such as cirrhosis, cancer and liver transplants are a consequence of Hepatitis B and C, however, only 5% of patients with these Hepatitides are diagnosed.
It is essential to know that hepatitis is an asymptomatic disease; silent as well as deadly!
But if it is diagnosed early enough, it is curable and with the arrival of new medicines, the cure rate can be 100%.
In the case of Hepatitis type B there is a vaccine to prevent it and in the near future there will be a medicine that eliminates the virus completely; this should be approved in the coming years.