July 22, 2014
THE LO-DOWN – In New York City, there are more than 100,000 people living with hepatitis B, but many of them are unaware of it. That’s because patients often shows no symptoms until the virus is in its deadly late stages, earning it the name of the “silent killer.” Though the subject of hepatitis B doesn’t attract as much public attention as HIV/AIDS, the numbers of those affected in New York are comparable. The silent truth is that we still don’t know how many people are living with the disease. That’s why City Council members Margaret Chin, Corey Johnson, and Peter Koo have put hepatitis awareness and prevention high on their agendas this year.
March 26, 2013
THE HARVARD CRIMSON – Over 75 students stuffed, sewed, and decorated miniature Hepatitis B viral plushies during a study break Monday evening to kick off Hepatitis B Awareness Week.
During the study break, which was sponsored by the student organization Team HBV Harvard, students snacked on Insomnia cookies and J.P. Licks ice cream while perusing educational material aimed at raising awareness about the liver disease.
March 4, 2012
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.