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Expanded Vaccination and Treatment Could Help Eliminate Hepatitis B Worldwide
April 27 – While universal infant hepatitis B vaccination has already led to major advances in reducing new infections in some settings, further expansion of prevention and treatment are needed to significantly reduce HBV transmission and liver disease mortality, according to an analysis presented at the European Association for the Study of the Liver 50th International Liver Congress. Read more.

New Survey Shows That Half of People With Hepatitis Suffer From Discrimination
April 27 – As many as half of people infected with viral hepatitis have suffered discrimination and one-quarter admit that family members have avoided physical contact with them after finding out they had the infection. A shocking patient survey presented at The International Liver Congress 2015 has shown the devastating impact the infection has on their daily lives. Read more.

Cancer Drug Shows Promise as Cure for Hepatitis B
April 27 – Australian scientists have found a potential cure for hepatitis B virus infections, with a promising new treatment proving 100 per cent successful in eliminating the infection in preclinical models. Read more.

HepB e-Antigen, Fewer Vaccinations Boost Baby's Risk
April 27 – Infants born to mothers with hepatitis B were more likely to develop the infection themselves if their mothers had more severe forms of HBV or they received fewer than the required number of HBV vaccine doses at birth, according to data from several small publicly funded health programs. Read more.

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HBF Happenings

Dr. Eugene Schiff Receives Hepatitis B Foundation’s Highest Scientific Honor
GalaApril 20 – The 2015 Crystal Ball Gala, hosted by the Hepatitis B Foundation, was a huge success, and included an evening of dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, a mission moment, and the awarding of the Baruch S. Blumberg Prize to Dr. Eugene Schiff for advancing the care and treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Read more.

Institute Assembles Team of 'All-Star Researchers' to Cure Hepatitis B
HepB United April 6– The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute has recruited a new team of nationally renowned, “all Star researchers” who will focus exclusively on developing a cure for hepatitis B, with a goal for breakthrough therapies within the next three years. Read more.

Hepatitis on the Hill - HBV Personal Perspective and Action Alert
March 17 – A personal reflection of last week’s Hepatitis on the Hill, which was organized by Hep B United, the National Viral Hepatitis Round Table and the Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership, and brought together 75 viral hepatitis advocates to raise awareness on Capitol Hill. Be sure to contact your State legislators to let them know that hepatitis B is important to you. Read more.

Read the 2014 Annual Report of the Hepatitis B Foundation and Its Baruch S. Blumberg Institute 

Hepatitis B Virus Turns 50 This Year! 



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Hepatitis B Foundation Crystal Ball honoring Dr. Eugene Schiff
Warrington, PA

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Vienna, Austria

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