Hepatitis B - Are You At Risk? Information for Asian Americans
This one-page handout educates people about the importance of being tested for Hepatitis B, a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. It discusses how Hepatitis B is spread, and clarifies that most Asian Americans with the disease who were born in China and other Asian countries were infected as infants or young children. It explains that many people with Hepatitis B do not have symptoms and do not know they are infected, and recommends that people ask their doctor to have their blood tested for Hepatitis B. The document identifies who should be tested, and explains why women are tested when they are pregnant. Treatment is outlined, and advice on talking with a doctor before taking any Eastern liver remedies is provided.
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