Save The Date: Hepatitis B & C Screening Event
On Sunday, January 20th , the Hepatitis B Foundation, HepTREC, the African Family Health Organization (AFAHO), and Hep B United Philadelphia will be hosting a free hepatitis B & C screening event in West Philadelphia!

Time: 4 PM - 6 PM Date: Sunday, January 20th
Location: 5953 Pine St, Philadelphia PA 19143

USPSTF Reaffirms Recommendation for
 Hepatitis B Screening in Pregnant Women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmed their recommendation for all physicians and healthcare providers to screen pregnant women for hepatitis B during their first prenatal visit! Approximately 90% of infants born to hepatitis B positive mothers will develop chronic hepatitis B. Prenatal screening can identify mothers who do not know that they are infected and prevent transmission to the child.

Read the recommendation here .
New Resource for Hepatitis B/ HIV Coinfection
The Kansas State Department of Health recently released a new training tool to help social workers and healthcare workers learn more about the coinfection. The goal of this introductory course is to offer a fundamental knowledge of HIV and hepatitis B coinfection. Emphasis is placed on orienting learners to a general overview of HIV and hepatitis B coinfection, including: symptoms, transmission, screening and testing considerations, prevention methods, and reference to CDC treatment guidelines.

To view the training tool, click here.
Upcoming Event
Hep B United Webinar : January 23rd
Join Hep B United for a hour long webinar on Wednesday, January 23rd  to learn about tools and resources to support the global elimination of hepatitis B! The interactive session will teach attendees about novel initiatives to expand epidemiological data through the   Polaris Observatory   and resources to increase access to hepatitis screening and treatment. Globally, an estimated 292 million are living with chronic hepatitis B infection, yet only 10% are diagnosed. Additionally, out of the estimated 94 million eligible for treatment, only 4.8 million, or 5%, were treated.
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 Supportive
Sitting in the doctor’s office and acting as an interpreter for her Vietnamese-speaking father, 12-year-old Xuan found out that he has hepatitis B. With the support of family members, doctors, and healthcare workers, Xuan’s father started to learn about the virus and take control of his health and his life. Xuan is now an advocate for multilingual resources to address hepatitis B, particularly in her local Vietnamese community.
Click here to watch Xuan's inspiring story in English and with Vietnamese subtitles.
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
B ecome 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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