For over 25 years the Latino Commission On AIDS has been bringing awareness on AIDS/HIV and Hepatitis to the Hispanic and Latino community. The organization has worked hard not only to educate the community about these diseases but also to bring awareness and education. They even helped establish May 15th as National Hispanic Hepatitis Day, which has helped many discover that they carry this invisible disease.
Hepatitis is a disease characterized by the inflammation of the liver. Three of the most common types of the disease are Hepatitis A, B, and C. Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of things, such as drugs, alcohol use, or certain medical conditions.
Hepatitis A, B, and C can carry the following symptoms: fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, stomach pain, fever, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). Very often hepatitis B and C can be chronic and cause no symptoms for many years, so by the time a patient seeks treatment, the liver might already be damaged.