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)
Monday, April 28, 2008
San Francisco Health Department, Room 300
Interviews with Assemblywoman Ma, Supervisor Chu, Dr. Mitch Katz and Ted Fang