The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched the third phase of its Know Hepatitis B campaign, which is designed to:
- increase HBV testing among AAPI populations,
- increase awareness of HBV, providing education on the liver cancer risk associated with HBV, and
- decrease cultural stigma associated with HBV.
May has been a busy month for federal and community stakeholders alike, but our work to increase awareness of viral hepatitis continues throughout the year. Tools like the Know Hepatitis B Campaign provide ongoing opportunities educate communities about HBV—particularly the disproportionate burden of HBV on the AAPI community. When paired, culturally tailored materials and partnerships like the one between CDC and Hep B United create enhanced opportunities to increase testing and improve outcomes for people living with chronic HBV infection.