August 12, 2020

This past Tuesday, July 28, SF Hep B Free celebrated World Hepatitis Day by hosting one of its first public virtual events: a Zoom Happy Hour. SF Hep B Free traditionally celebrates World Hepatitis Day by visiting San Francisco City Hall, which is annually lit in jade...

July 29, 2020

(本報記者徐明月三藩市報道)

每年的7月28日是世界肝炎日(World Hepatitis Day)。儘管亞裔人口僅佔美國的5%,但86.2萬乙型肝炎病毒攜帶者中,亞裔卻佔了50%。為向華人社區宣傳預防以及治療乙肝的重要性,三藩市「無乙肝運動」(SF Hep B Free)以及東北醫療中心特別與星島日報召開線上會議,鼓勵華人積極瞭解乙肝知識。

目前全美乙肝病毒攜帶者中,近70%的亞裔出生於美國之外,而58%的外國慢性乙肝患者來自亞洲。乙肝如果不及時治療,約有15%-25%的慢性乙肝感染者會發展成為嚴重的肝病,包括肝硬化、肝損害甚至肝癌。

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June 3, 2020

COVID-19 has spread across continents and countries. We are seeing unprecedented global attention focused on one disease, leading to drastic actions to limit its spread and reduce its death toll. 

Too many lives will still be lost and the effects of the pandemic will be...

April 30, 2020

Today is the FIRST EVER National Adult Hep B Vaccination Awareness Day!

This is such an important milestone in the fight against hepatitis B and totally preventable death and suffering.

As the world races for a vaccine for COVID 19, we are reminded of just how important...

April 13, 2020

Today SF Hep B Free Bay Area joined 75 other community organizations to support funding for more COVID 19 resources as well as resources to fight viral hepatitis.

The text of the letter is below. 

Living with hepatitis B and concerned about COVID19?

The World Hepatitis Alliance has put together some resources to try to answer this question.

According to the World Hepatitis Alliance,

"Evidence is emerging all the time about the impact of COVID-19 on specific disease...

December 23, 2019

This post copied from Hep B Foundation post - https://www.hepb.org/news-and-events/news-2/our-voices-made-a-difference-cvs-caremark-to-cover-vemlidy-prescriptions/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=bb8dfce1-30a1-4733-9f91-8e8cefc762a0

Our Voices Made a Difference: CVS C...

December 23, 2019

This article is copied from a posting from Senator Duckworth's page and can be read in original form here -https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/news/press-releases/duckworth-introduces-bill-to-increase-investments-in-liver-cancer-research-and-raise-awarenes

DUCKWORTH INTROD...

Hepatitis B Foundation Strongly Supports the Strategic Plan for Trans‐NIH Research to Cure Hepatitis B

(https://www.hepb.org/news-and-events/news-2/hepatitis-b-foundation-strongly-supports-the-strategic-plan-for-transnih-research-to-cure-hepatitis-b/)

DOYLESTOWN, PA (De...

December 11, 2019

Hepatitis B treatment medication is often expensive and pricing for it can change year to year and sometimes within the same year depending on what health insurance plan you have. CHECK YOUR PLAN to ensure your hepatitis B medication is covered at a lower tier (better...

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