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Monday, April 28, 2008

Media Advisory: "Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Community Partners Declare May Hepatitis B Awareness Month"

Fiona Ma, Supervisor Carmen Chu, Dr. Mitch Katz and advocates to announce upcoming hep B events


Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and partners of Hep B Free unveil San Francisco’s Hepatitis B Awareness Month events aimed at educating the public about the health risks of the virus and to encourage participation at free Hep B screenings.

One in 10 people in the San Francisco Asian and Pacific Islander community have an undiagnosed hepatitis B infection. San Francisco has the highest rates of liver cancer in the country, and 80% of liver cancer is caused by hepatitis B.

Last year, Assemblywoman Ma introduced AB 158, which will provide Medi-Cal benefits to individuals with hep B so they can seek the care they need to manage the disease.


Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D- San Francisco)
Supervisor Carmen Chu
Dr. Mitch Katz, Director, Department of Public Health
Ted Fang, AsianWeek Editor, SF Hep B Free Campaign


Monday, April 28, 2008
9:30 am


San Francisco Health Department, Room 300
101 Grove Street (at Polk)
San Francisco, CA


Interviews with Assemblywoman Ma, Supervisor Chu, Dr. Mitch Katz and Ted Fang

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