Free HBV Screenings for Asian-American Community

Team HBV at Harvard recently launched The Liver Health Project (TLHP) and is teaming up with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, Harvard Medical School Students, and physicians from three leading Boston hospitals to coordinate a joint effort to screen Asian patients for hepatitis B (HBV). Quest Diagnostics is also supporting The Liver Health Project by providing the diagnostic testing services needed to screen for the disease free of charge.

WHO: Team HBV at Harvard

Quest Diagnostics

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA)

Physicians from Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School Students

WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2010

10:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA)

90 Tyler Street

Boston, MA 02111

WHY: Hepatitis B (HBV), one of the leading causes of liver cancer, is known to disproportionally affect Asian-Americans. In fact, as many as 1 in 10 Asian Americans is infected with hepatitis B.  This disparity is clear in the Boston Public Health Commission’s recent statistics indicating Asian-Americans represent 50% of new chronic hepatitis B cases, but only 10% of the total population in Boston. Hepatitis B is also a global health concern, with approximately 350 million people worldwide living with a chronic infection of the disease.

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