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Advocates fight to cure prejudice
June 1, 2010
CHINA DAILY — Despite huge number of Chinese who have HBV, discrimination runs rampant.
There are more than 100 million of them in China – nearly one person in 10. They are all around us: mechanics, lawyers, teachers and students. On the streets of Beijing , it is impossible to point them out, for they laugh, cry and carry on just like the rest of us. Yet there is something very different flowing through their veins. It is their secret and curse – the hepatitis B virus (HBV).
Fighting to eliminate hepatitis
May 13, 2010
SAN FRANSISCO EXAMINER — Fiona Ma doesn’t mind being the poster child for a campaign against an infectious disease — if it means saving lives, and even if it means making Asian communities in The City slightly uncomfortable.
In Ads, Plea for Asians to Get Tests for Hepatitis
May 2, 2010
THE NEW YORK TIMES — …Part of a provocative advertising campaign by San Francisco Hep B Free, which aims to eradicate the disease with citywide vaccinations against hepatitis B. The campaign debuts here in print and on television this week and is aimed at jarring the city’s large Asian population into confronting the stubborn public health hazard of hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B Vaccination Works in China
October 19, 2009
STANFORD — Increased hepatitis vaccination in China would save thousands of lives, hundreds of millions of dollars, Stanford study shows.
A massive new program in China to provide “catch-up” inoculations against hepatitis B to more than 100 million unvaccinated children could prevent millions of infections, save tens of thousands of lives and return twice as much in savings to the Chinese economy as the program costs, according to a new study by engineering and medical researchers at Stanford University.
Obama Reaches out to Asian Americans
October 14, 2009
AFP — US President Barack Obama on Wednesday lit a lamp to celebrate the Hindu holiday Diwali as he reached out to Asian Americans with a new initiative aimed at expanding opportunities.
Obama became the first US president to personally take part in a White House ceremony for the festival of lights, lighting a “diya” oil lamp inside the executive mansion and bowing respectfully before a Hindu priest.
China to End Required Testing for Hepatitis B
October 12, 2009
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Chinese health officials will abolish mandatory testing for hepatitis B during physical exams given to prospective college students, factory workers and government employees, according to Xinhua, the state news agency.