Hepatitis B - Are You At Risk? Information for People from Africa
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 how it is not spread. 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 for Hepatitis B, including people born in most African countries, especially countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, or with parents born in Sub-Saharan Africa. It outlines other ways people can prevent the spread of the disease, including use of condoms, and vaccination for those who have never had Hepatitis B.
The PDF of each translated handout is accompanied by an English-language version. The information is the same in each document, except the Amharic-language version is customized for persons from Ethiopia, and the Somali-language version addresses people from Somalia.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.