A Spotlight on Hepatitis B in
Two New Published Articles in Nature and Science
The push is on to cure hepatitis B, a long-overlooked scourge of millions by Jon Cohen
Science Magazine highlighted the need for a hepatitis B cure by sharing the stories of patients and families who have be impacted by the virus. Author Jon Cohen also updated readers on efforts by scientists and researchers to find a cure.

The silent epidemic killing more people than HIV, malaria or TB by Ian Graber-Stiehl
In the journal Nature , Ian Graber - Stiehl brings awareness to how hepatitis B disproportionately impacts people living in Africa and African Immigrants. The article provides current statistics about hepatitis B globally and explains why tackling the virus is so difficult in sub-Saharan Africa.

Community Driven Research Day
On December 4th, Hep B United Philadelphia participated in Community Driven Research Day at the University of Pennsylvania! The annual event is a time for community organizations to share their work, brainstorm innovative projects, and form new partnerships and collaborations. Hep B United Philadelphia shared recent public health research projects with over 30 organizations and individuals from the Greater Philadelphia region.
Save the Date: Upcoming Events
Hepatitis Delta Webinar: January 8th
Join professor Cihan Yurdaydin, MD, secretary general for the World Gastroenterology Organization and Educational Councilor of EASL, for an in-depth perspective on current treatment regimens for hepatitis delta and a look at new drugs in the pipeline that show promise for more effective future treatments.

 Register  here. Even if you cannot attend live, please register and we will email you the webinar recording !
Free Screening Event: January 20th
Join Hep B United Philadelphia, the African Family Health Organization (AFAHO),
HepTREC, and the Hepatitis B Foundation on Sunday, January 20th for a FREE hepatitis B and C screening in West Philadelphia.

Time: 4 PM - 6 PM Date: Sunday, January 20th
Location: 5953 Pine St, Philadelphia PA 19143
During 2018, we are highlighting a unique patient story each month. Our #justB Storytelling Campaign is a national effort to bring individuals affected by hepatitis B to share their stories to shed light on this serious disease, decrease stigma, discrimination, and promote the importance of testing and treatment for hepatitis B. If you want to host a screening of the videos, we can help! It is a great way to spread the word and engage your local communities! Email Catherine.Freeland@hepb.org .
#justB Knowledgeable
Kat’s father has hepatitis B, but nobody in the family is willing to talk about it. For years, they weren’t allowed to share the same chopsticks or eat dinner with him. As Kat grew older, she learned how hepatitis B is actually spread and shared this information with the family. She also began doing outreach and education to teach other immigrants about how hepatitis B is contracted, and what resources exist for screening and care.
Click here to watch Kat's inspiring story in English and Mandarin.
View other videos and learn more about our campaign at www.hepb.org/justb .
#justB Postcards are Available
#justB postcards are now available! There are postcards for all the storytellers. For a list of all the storytellers and their experiences, please visit this website and you can find them on the left of the website. If you are interested in ordering any postcards, please contact Catherine Freeland at catherine.freeland@hepb.org .
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