Published in December 2020, the Hepatitis A, B and C in New York City: 2019 Annual Report provides the latest surveillance and programmatic data on viral hepatitis in New York City. Use this data to inform hepatitis intervention planning, advocate or seek grants for funding, and educate providers and patients.

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Report Highlights

Newly Reported Cases of Hepatitis B and C are Declining

The number of newly reported cases of chronic hepatitis B and C in NYC continues to decline; the number of new cases has decreased by about 30% since 2016. Despite the decline, more than 300,000 people in NYC are estimated to live with chronic hepatitis B and/or C. Over a third are still unaware of their infection.

Gaps in Viral Hepatitis Care and Treatment Remain

Hepatitis B and C disproportionately affect people with barriers to health care, including people who: are foreign-born, have low income, are men who have sex with men, use drugs, and have a history of homelessness and criminal justice involvement. Almost half of the deaths in people with hepatitis B or C in 2017 were premature. More than a third of people with hepatitis C infection have not been treated.

NYC Health Department is Expanding Hepatitis Care and Treatment Capacity

The NYC Health Department has worked to eliminate hepatitis B and C by:

  • Training more than 1,000 health care providers to screen and treat hepatitis B and C
  • Expanding hepatitis B and C patient navigation services to reach 15,000 people since 2014
  • Building capacity of health care facilities to identify and initiate treatment in 4,200 people living with hepatitis C and HIV coinfection in 2017-2019

NYC continues to work towards global hepatitis elimination goals. While the number of new cases are declining, premature deaths and treatment rates are below target. Increasing services to screen, treat and prevent hepatitis B and C is necessary to reach elimination goals.

For any questions about this report or to request a printed copy, email hep@health.nyc.gov.

View previous NYC Hepatitis A, B and C Annual Reports here.

Last Updated on January 15, 2021 by HepFree NYC

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