There are several good Internet Support Group Listservs dedicated to hepatitis B. These Lists provide emotional support and practical help for those living with hepatitis B. There are also organizations that can refer individuals to traditional ("land-based") support groups.
Internet Support Groups
B Information and Support List (HB-L)
This is the only adult support group for hepatitis B on the Internet. It is a well-supervised list with reliable information. All those affected by or concerned about hepatitis B are invited to participate.
Adoption Support List
Adoptive or biological parents of children living with hepatitis B are invited to participate. This is a restricted list to protect the privacy of parents and children, and requires pre-approval by the list owners to join.
Email Support List
Adoptive and biological parents of children living with chronic hepatitis B or C, and HIV are invited to participate. This is an unsupervised list sponsored by the national non-profit organization PKIDs.
Traditional Support Groups
American Liver Foundation
Although most support groups focus on hepatitis C, the statewide ALF chapters may be able to make referrals to groups that welcome hepatitis B patients.
Hepatitis Foundation International
Although most support groups listed by this organization focus on hepatitis C, there may be groups that could be helpful to hepatitis B patients.
The Delaware Valley Hepatitis Treatment, Research and Education Center (HepTREC) provides support group information, training and prevention programs in the greater Philadelphia area.
HBV and Liver Disease Support Groups
Support groups in United States for hepatitis B and liver disease.
Page last modified March 7, 2014