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Could Your Dentist’s Office Give You HIV or Hepatitis B?
Sept 2 – Concerned about the increasing number of cases where patients undergoing dental treatments are detected with HIV and Hepatitis, medical experts caution that patients must ensure that the doctor open the examination instruments from a sterilized pouch in their presence. Read more.

Defectors’ Overall Health Lags Behind, Study Shows
Sept 2 – North Korean defectors are more susceptible to certain diseases, including hepatitis B, compared to their South Korean counterparts, according to a study by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.

Carcinogenic Role of a Protein in Liver Decoded
Sept 2 – The human protein EGFR, which controls cell growth has served as a point of attack for target-oriented therapies, but a new discovery may lead to more effective treatment strategies to fight hepatocellular carcinoma.  Read more.

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Hep B United Issues Recommendations on HHS Action Plan
Aug 18 – Hep B United released a blueprint report highlighting recommendations on how local coalitions and federal agencies can collaborate to further the goals identified in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Read more.

Hepatitis B Foundation’s Joan Block Honored at White House

Hepatitis B Foundation’s Joan Block Honored at White House
Aug 4 – In commemoration of World Hepatitis Day, the White House recognized and honored leadership efforts to combat viral hepatitis. HBF is proud to announce co–founder and executive director, Joan Block, a recipient of this prestigious award! Read more.

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

Hep B United Awards $60,000 to Community-Based Organizations

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Calendar of Events

July 28  World Hepatitis Day 2014 –
World Health Organization and World Health Alliance

Sept. 3-6 2014   International HBV Meeting -
Coordinated by Hepatitis B Foundation
U. of California, Los Angeles, CA

Sept. 14-16   World Indigenous People’s Conference on Viral Hepatitis
9th Australian Viral Hepatitis Conference Society for HIV Medicine
Alice Springs, Australia

Nov. 10   Hepatitis B SIG Program at AASLD
4:45 – 7:50 pm
The Next Generation of HBV Therapy: From Discovery to Care
Co-Chairs: Drs. Jake Liang and Timothy Block
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