Hepatitis B is a virus that is passed from one person to another through blood or sexual fluids. Hepatitis B infection can be temporary and can clear on its own, or it can develop into a chronic or long-term infection. Over time, this chronic infection can cause the liver tissue to become scarred, and eventually lead to serious liver damage which can cause the liver to shut down. Furthermore, there is a high risk for liver cancer when infected with Hepatitis B. However, there is a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B, which is safe, effective and provided in 3 doses.
If you have Hepatitis B, it is important to go to regular appointments with a liver medical specialist. Additionally, avoid alcohol which can further damage the liver, and ensure your household members and intimate partners are protected by getting vaccinated and do not come into contact with your blood, cuts & sores, or sexual fluids.
For more detail, see: Living with Hepatitis B: Online Tutorial from the Hepatitis B Foundation.
You are not alone, Hepatitis B affects millions of people worldwide…
Dr. Su Wang is the assistant director of medical affairs at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in New York. She learned of her Hepatitis B infection after giving blood as a college student and later learned that her mother also has Hepatitis B. Watch Video >
Lookit Design designed this website to support the NYC Hep B & C Coalitions in raising Awareness, and in building the Empowered Network necessary to effectively prevent, manage and eliminate Hepatitis B & C in NYC. The President and Co-Founder, Graham Murray personally supports the Hep B cause in memory of Lookit’s Co-Founder and creative force, Joe York, who suffered from Hepatitis B and passed away suddenly from Liver Cancer in 2007. With heavy hearts, Lookit continued to build the company in his memory, encouraging: Hep B Vaccination, Early Detection, Quality Medical Management & Regular Liver Cancer Screening.
Arline Loh was diagnosed with Hepatitis B at age 39 after feelings of fatigue prompted her to talk to her doctor. Watch Video >