Kat’s father has hepatitis B, but nobody in the family is willing to talk about it. For years, they weren’t allowed to share the same chopsticks or eat dinner with him. As Kat grew older, she learned how hepatitis B is actually spread and shared this information with the family. She also began doing outreach and education to teach other immigrants about how hepatitis B is contracted, and what resources exist for screening and care.
Kat's story is available in English and Mandarin.