Upcoming Events
AIDS Education Month 2018
June 2018 is Philadelphia FIGHT 's 24th Annual AIDS Education Month (AEM) ! AEM is a series of events to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and an opportunity for the Philadelphia community to celebrate and discuss advances in HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, advocacy, and policy. Catherine Freeland, MPH will give a presentation on hepatitis B and HIV co-infection with one of the #justB storytellers, Jason on June 13th at 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM . Registration is open and can be found here . For more information, visit their website .
The Silent Disease: An HBV/HIV Co-Infection Story Seminar
Jason, a #justB patient storyteller, will share his HIV and hepatitis B story at the Hepatitis B Foundation and Baruch S. Blumberg Institute at a seminar on June 14 from 11:00 AM-12:00PM.

Please send an email to kristine.alarcon@hepb.org to RSVP.
Hepatitis Awareness Month Highlight #HepChat
Join the Hepatitis B Foundation,   NASTAD  and  CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis  for a Twitter #HepChat on Thursday, June 14 at 2:00 PM EDT . The chat will highlight Hepatitis Awareness Month outreach events and allow hepatitis B and C partner organizations to share their successes, challenges and lessons learned from their efforts. More information here .
Hepatitis B and the Opioid Crisis
Join Hep B United and NASTAD on  Tuesday, June 19   from  3:00 PM-4:00 PM EDT  for a webinar on  Hepatitis B and the Opioid Crisis .

Despite the availability of highly effective vaccines, barriers to preventing hepatitis B infection in the U.S. remain. For the first time since 2006, the number of reported acute HBV cases across the country is rising. Parts of the country hardest hit by the opioid epidemic are facing a rise in acute HBV infection associated with injection drug use. This session will discuss the rise in acute HBV infection in the U.S., from Tennessee, West Virginia, and Maine, and how communities and health departments are responding to the epidemics.

Register here .
Tuesday Throwback
Hepatitis B Continuing Education May 19th
On National Hepatitis Testing Day (May 19), the Hepatitis B Foundation and the National Task Force on Hepatitis B Focus on Asian and Pacific Islanders partnered with Hep B United Philadelphia to provide continuing education on hepatitis B and C testing and management to providers, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and public health professionals.
2018 Dragon Boat Regatta June 2nd
Thank you to our community members who joined us at the 2018 Independence Dragon Boat Regatta! We hope to see you all again next year.
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 Aware
June's featured video   shares Jason's story. After moving back home to seek treatment for hepatitis B, struggling to find any hepatitis B specialists, and a going through a disastrous experience with one provider, Jason finally located a caring and knowledgeable doctor who gave him hope.
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 .
Join the Hep B United Action Center
Become a Hep B Advocate! Join the Hep B United Action Center to get the latest updates and news about hep B policy issues, learn about upcoming advocacy events, and be notified of opportunities to take action and show your support for our  policy initiatives . You will also be provided with information, resources, and tools to help you communicate, educate, and engage your community.
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