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Joe's Story

After being diagnosed with hepatitis B, Joe didn’t seek regular monitoring because his doctor didn’t provide information about what his diagnosis meant. Years later, he learned that his liver was inflamed, and that he was also infected with hepatitis delta – a serious coinfection of hepatitis B. Joe began to learn as much as he could about his coinfection, and after discovering that treatments were limited for hepatitis delta, he joined the only clinical trial available at the time. Although Joe had to discontinue the trial early, his health is now stable, and he is glad he has been able to contribute to important research. Even after his difficult journey, he is still hopeful that better treatments, and even a cure, are on the way.