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Archive for February, 2012

Team HBV @ Listen to the Silence!

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Listen to the Silence, sponsored by the Asian American Students’ Association, is an annual Asian American issues conference held at Stanford and brings in student attendees from throughout the West coast. This year, Team HBV held a workshop entitled “Catching the ‘Silent Killer’ in the API Community” featuring Arcadi Kolchak and Professor Thomas Quigg.

Mr. Kolchak is a District Office Representative/Manager for California State Senator Elaine Alquist, as well as a Program Coordinator for the Santa Clara County Hep B Free campaign. Professor Quigg, who holds an MA in Biology, is a lecturer of Biological Sciences at San Jose State University and lab instructor at Evergreen Valley College. These two individuals led an engaging workshop on HBV prevalence in APIs, while presenting information on recent political action by US Representative Mike Honda. Stanford Team HBV members explained the role of the Asian Liver Center and Team HBV in the campaign for Hep B eradication.

Here are a few photos from the workshop:

After the workshop, Team HBV members participated in the Action Opportunities Fair. We passed out cute buttons, health educated and promoted our Screening Initiative Program (SIP), which you can find out more below!

Stanford Team HBV extends its appreciation to the LTS planning committee and AASA for putting on this great event.

Screening Initiative Program: 2/13 – 3/16

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Overview

Team HBV is proud to partner with Vaden for the second annual Screening Initiative Program, which will last until Friday, March 16. Our goal is to inform the Stanford community of Vaden’s free hepatitis B screenings for those at-risk for chronic hepatitis B. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 600,000 people die each year from chronic hepatitis B, a vaccine-preventable disease. This is a very unique and generous program that Vaden offers, so be sure to take advantage of it today!

Directions (3 easy steps)

Anyone at Stanford can receive boba, an “Eradicate Me!” Virus button, a LiveRight bracelet, and a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

  1. Go to vadenpatient.stanford.edu and schedule an appointment (“Hepatitis B High risk screening on the web”).
  2. Answer the screening questions. If you are at risk, make an appointment for a hepatitis B blood test and go to your appointment. At the end, you will receive a LiveRight bracelet. If you are not at risk, print out a screenshot of the screen that says you are not.
  3. Bring your LiveRight bracelet or screenshot to the Team HBV table in White Plaza on Friday, March 16 from 12pm-4:30pm to redeem your prizes (boba and an “Eradicate Me!” Virus button). You will also have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card and get a LiveRight bracelet if you did not already get one.

Visit the SIP facebook event page here!

Contact us at stanford@teamhbv.org if you have any questions or comments.

Want to learn more about hepatitis B? Visit liver.stanford.edu/Education/faq.html.