The ultimate aim of HBV cure regimens should be the eradication of the virus. However, functional cure may be a more realistic goal. A combination of strategies which target the viral replication cycle and enhance the immune response will most likely be required. More.
The World Health Organization has stated that viral hepatitis is an international public health challenge comparable to other major communicable diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Chronic HBV infection results in 887,000 death per year from cirrhosis and liver cancer. More.
Very important topic for HCPs managing our #HBV patients and also for the patients themselves. Need to think beyond the virus as well! @HepBFoundation @ICE_HBV @swang8 @thatliverguy @jacki0362 @KathrynJackNHS @pippa_matt https://twitter.com/easlnews/status/1463494923043414016
In today’s #readoftheweek📚, learn why metabolic health assessment should be encouraged among patients with #ChronicHepatitisB, especially in those with #fattyliverdisease.
👉Read here this open-access @JHEP_Reports article: http://bit.ly/3r88itU
"Self-stigma comes first, and it comes at the moment of being diagnosed"
@thatliverguy talks about the self-stigma and societal stigma many people living with #hepatitis B have to face every day.
More on stigma and how to end it in our stigma report https://bit.ly/Stigma_report