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FK's Story

After overcoming a difficult childhood in Burkina Faso, FK worked hard to move to the United States and eventually, her mother joined her. FK was diagnosed with hepatitis B six months after arriving, so she began educating herself and encouraging family and friends to get screened. Despite the stigma and lack of knowledge around hepatitis B in her community, which has impacted her relationships, FK is working to address these misconceptions and is hopeful for the future.  

FK's story is available in English and French.