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New Hepatitis B Treatment Guidelines Revealed at AASLD 2015 Conference
Nov 23 – The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD), the organization that defines how doctors should treat hepatitis B and other liver ailments, unveiled new hepatitis B treatment guidelines at the annual AASLD Liver Meeting. Read more.
Tenofovir During Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Mother-to-Child Hepatitis B Virus Transmission
Nov 23 – Women with chronic hepatitis B and a high viral load who were treated with tenofovir during pregnancy were significantly less likely to transmit hepatitis B to their babies, according to a study presented at the AASLD Liver Meeting. Read more.
I Am Suffering From Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Reveals Amitabh Bachchan
Nov 23 – Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachhan reveals he has chronic hepatitis B and agrees to be an ambassador for a public health campaign against hepatitis B in India. Read more.
12 Million Pakistanis Affected by Unsterilized Medical Equipment
Nov 23 – At least 12 million Pakistanis are infected with life-threatening infections such as hepatitis B and C due to use of unsterilized needles and other medical instruments, according to a recent study. Read more.
Liver cancer is Preventable Twitter Chat Storify Available
Oct 26- Did you miss last week’s twitter chat with HBF, NVHR and Dr. Robert Gish? Check out the conversation with the Storify transcript of the chat by CDCNPIN. Read more.
Listen to Dr. W. Thomas London Interviewed by the American Society for Microbiology. (Courtesy of Principles of Virology, 4th edition, ISBN 978-1-55581-951-4, ©2015 by American Society for Microbiology Press, Oct. 2015.) Watch now.
The W. Thomas London Distinguished Professorship Established by the Hepatitis B Foundation and Baruch S. Blumberg Institute
Oct 5 - The named Professorship honors Dr. W. Thomas London (on left) who made transformational contributions to the discovery of the hepatitis B virus with Dr. Baruch Blumberg and dedicated his career to the study of the virus and care of those affected. Dr. Ju Tao Guo (on right) is the inaugural recipient of the new professorship. He serves as director of Experimental Therapeutics at the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. Read more.
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