Asian Americans and Hepatitis B
NYT article, Hepatitis Risk for East Asians in New York, brings a critical issue to light for Asian Americans, but I wish it could have done better to spotlight the solution.
One in ten Asian Americans is chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus. Chronic hepatitis B infection can lead to liver cancer and death. Hepatitis B is preventable and treatable. [ht: American Liver Foundation]
The Hepatitis B Initiative is the best program to address this. I’ve seen their efforts first-hand and highly recommend it! Working through local churches to provide community outreach, they can provide free screenings and even free vaccines!