Hepatitis B Among Asian and Pacific Islanders
Asian and Pacific Island Americans represent more than half of the 1.3-1.5 million known hepatitis B carriers.
Asian and Pacific Island Americans represent more than half of the approximate 1.5 million chronic HBV carriers.
Those Asian and Pacific Islander Americans born outside of the US should seek testing. Many of these immigrants have not been tested and are unaware of their hepatitis status.
The Asian Liver Center of Stanford University is a national leader providing education and promoting testing of this population at risk.
Information and brochures are available in English, Chinese traditional and simplified, Korean, Vietnames and Thai.
The Jade Ribbon Campaign is an educational effort of the Asian Liver Center along with local and (California) state agencies to provide the community educational materials, services (testing drives) and referral to services. The Center has made available online documentaries public service announcements, patient interviews and news articles.
Keywords: Health Education, Liver Disease