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Chelle's Story

As a child, Chelle grew up struggling with stomach problems that went undiagnosed. When she was 18, she learned she has hepatitis B after trying to donate to a military blood drive. Chelle faced isolation, stigma, and discrimination in her personal and professional life, including when the military moved her from the medical field to a supply career. More than three decades later, Chelle is back in the medical field, and all of her kids were successfully vaccinated against hepatitis B at birth.