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Press Release - July 28, 2015
National Poll Reveals That Over 50% Of Americans Do Not Know There Is A Vaccine For Deadly Hepatitis B Virus
Despite the fact that hepatitis B infects 1 out of every 20 individuals (12 million people) in the United States, more than 50% of Americans are not aware that a hepatitis B vaccine even exists. Read press release.

Antiviral Research Articles Explore Cutting-Edge Treatments That Could Lead to a Cure
July 27 – In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the hepatitis B virus, the journal Antiviral Research has published a series of free articles entitled Hepatitis B: A Wave of New Therapies on the Horizon. The special collection, which explores new drug targets, compounds and experimental strategies to eradicate hepatitis B, was compiled by Dr. Timothy Block and leading scientists of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. Read or download the articles for free.

WHO Calls For Urgent Action to Curb Hepatitis
July 27 – The World Health Organization highlights the need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. This year WHO will launch a Global Injection Safety Initiative in 3 flagship countries, Egypt, Uganda and India. Read more.

China's Hepatitis Crises
July 27 – A new study has found serious deficits in the national response to viral hepatitis - including a poor understanding of the infection within the general public, poor diagnosis process, treatment access, and significant stigma related to the infection. Read more.

India Not Doing Enough to Tackle Spread of Hepatitis B: WHO Report
July 27 – Hepatitis B poses a huge threat in India, where WHO estimates that 2%-5% of the population may be affected.  The WHO report criticizes India’s approach to tackling the hepatitis B virus, and notes a deficiency in a number of areas. Read more.


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HBF Happenings

Join Hep B United and Watch the Hep B Summit Online!
July 20 – The 3rd annual Hep B Summit, organized by the Hepatitis B Foundation, will convene in Washington, D.C. July 26 and 27 bringing together national and local coalition partners and experts to discuss goals and share strategies to increase testing and improve access to care and treatment for those living with hepatitis B.  Sessions will be broadcast LIVE, via Periscope. Get the details and tune-in live or join the conversation on twitter with #HepBSummit. Read more.

Taking Action Against HBV!

CME OutfittersJune 2015 - Learn more about HBV and earn CME credits as well! This educational webinar is a collaborative effort between CME Outfitter LLC, ProPatient LLC, and the Hepatitis B Foundation. Download now.

Blumberg Institute Assembles Team of 'All-Star Researchers' to Cure Hepatitis B
April 2015– The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute has recruited a new team of nationally renowned, “all Star researchers” who will focus exclusively on developing a cure for hepatitis B, with a goal for breakthrough therapies within the next three years. Read more.



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