New Resource for Affordable Hepatitis B Medication!
The Hepatitis B Foundation is excited to announce that   Rx Outreach , America's
largest non-profit online pharmacy, has expanded their services to include tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and entecavir - two of the most common hepatitis B treatments! Individuals in the United States will now have access to these medications at prices significantly lower than retail.

This partnership is a significant step in addressing one of the barriers to accessing hepatitis B treatments. The retail prices of TDF and entecavir are currently priced at over $830 dollars a month. Through Rx Outreach, individuals who rely on these medications can access entecavir for $45 a month and TDF for just $25 dollars a month! The program's eligibility is based upon household income, not insurance status or prescription drug coverage, which helps to expand accessibility to treatments.
What We've Been Up To
The summer months are always a busy time for us!

  • We kicked off June with a screening at Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation's (PCDC) annual health fair on June 1st.

  • On June 11th, we attended the HIV Prevention Summit to raise awareness and encourage attendees to get vaccinated for hepatitis B.

  • We also participated in a Hepatitis Awareness Month Wrap-Up Twitter chat, where we interacted with non-profit, federal, and state organizations from all over the nation!

  • On July 20th, we attended World Refugee Day celebrations in South Philadelphia. Our Wheel of Knowledge (shown in the top left image) was a big hit with attendees!
Upcoming Events
Bethanna Community Festival
Join us on Saturday, July 20th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Smith Playground in South Philadelphia for free hepatitis B education, food, and fun! The event is free, but organizers ask that attendees register in advance.
You can RSVP here .

Saturday, July 20th
ll:00 am - 3:00 pm
2100 S. 24th St.,
Philadelphia PA 19145
July 28th is World Hepatitis Day!
Sunday, July 28th is World Hepatitis Day ! World Hepatitis Day was declared an international day of awareness in order to bring much-needed attention to viral hepatitis - the world's leading cause of liver cancer. Globally, 292 million individuals are estimated to be living with chronic hepatitis B, but only about 10% are aware of their infection. The World Hepatitis Alliance's #FindTheMissingMillions campaign raises awareness about hepatitis B and C and encourages individuals to get tested. Watch the above video to see one of the many ways that the World Hepatitis Alliance is working towards raising awareness!

Did You Know : Each year, World Hepatitis Day is observed on Dr. Baruch Blumberg's birthday; he discovered the hepatitis B virus and the first hepatitis B vaccine!

Learn more about #FindTheMissingMillions campaign here .

Find World Hepatitis Day activities to get involved with here .
During 2019, 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 .
#just B Optimistic
After being on medication for hepatitis B for more than a decade, Peter’s GI doctor told him that his reduced viral load meant he could stop taking his medication. Just a year and a half later, Peter was in the hospital awaiting a liver transplant. Fortunately, a donor was found, and Peter is recovering well. He realizes that his GI doctor may not have understood the dangers of taking him off his hepatitis B medicine, and he has now found a trusted hepatologist to monitor his condition moving forward.
Click here to watch Peter's inspiring story in English.
View other videos and learn more about our campaign at .
#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 .
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