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Archive for March, 2012

Screening Initiative Program Wrap-Up

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Dear all,

Thank you for participating in Team HBV’s Screening Initiative Program and making it a huge success! We had over 125 people screened and even more educated about hepatitis B as a result.

Curious about the answers to the quiz you took today? Here they are:
Question 1: About 1 in ___ Asians has chronic hepatitis B. 10
Question 2: Can hepatitis B be spread from mother to child during birth? Yes
Question 3: Can hepatitis B be spread through unprotected sex? Yes
Question 4: Can hepatitis B be spread by sharing needles and razors? Yes
Question 5: Can hepatitis B be spread by sharing food and eating utensils? No
Question 6: Can hepatitis B be spread by eating food prepared by an infected person? No
Question 7: Can hepatitis B be spread by someone who is infected but looks and feels healthy? Yes
Question 8: How often do people infected with hepatitis B feel symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and yellowing skin and eyes? Rarely
Question 9: Can chronic hepatitis B cause liver cancer? Yes
Question 10: Can chronic hepatitis B be cured? No
Question 11: How many shots of the hepatitis B vaccine are required for lifelong protection? 3

And the winner of the $25 Amazon gift card is…Alexander Huang! Congratulations! We will be contacting you shortly through a separate email.

Get excited for Hepatitis B Awareness Week (HBAW) 2012! April 30 – May 4 (See what we did for HBAW last year here: http://tinyurl.com/hbaw2011)

Contact us at stanford@teamhbv.org for any questions or comments.

Liver love<3 (and happy studying!),
Team HBV

Screening Initiative Program: Get your boba this Friday!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

To those of you who participated in SIP, come get your boba and enter in the Amazon gift card raffle this Friday from 12PM-4:30PM. Due to high chance of rain, we will be next to Jamba Juice under an overhang.

For those who didn’t have the chance to get screened, it’s not too late! Vaden offers free hepatits B screenings year-round. Sign-up at vadenpatient.stanford.edu.

Thank you for your support! We have had ~100 people screened through SIP!

Contact us stanford@teamhbv.org for any questions or comments.