Your Source for HBV Patient Education & Tools

Welcome to the HBV Patient Education Hub. Here you will find educational resources and tools designed to help you better understand how HBV is transmitted, the importance of screening for HBV, and your treatment options. You will also find a variety of tools, including videos and an animated guide that provide useful information about HBV.

Our aim is to provide you with information you can use to have informed discussions with your health care provider, become your own best advocate, and improve your health outcomes and quality of life.

If there are specific resources you are looking for that are not listed here, please feel free to contact us for help by emailing questions@cmeoutfitters.com.

What You Need to Know About Hepatitis B Coinfection

Participate NowIndividuals with hepatitis B may also be coinfected with hepatitis A, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, or HIV. Coinfection can increase the risk of liver cancer, cirrhosis, the progression of disease, and liver failure. In this video, Drs. Ahn and Tang provide useful information about the various types of viral hepatitis coinfections as well as important steps you can take to reduce the burden of the disease.

What to Expect from Your Hepatitis B Treatment

Participate NowThe goals of treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus infection are to reduce inflammation of the liver and to prevent complications by suppressing viral replication. In this video, Drs. Ahn and Tang discuss the goals of treatment for HBV, indications for treatment, and the importance of treatment adherence, as well as provide a broad overview of your treatment options and highlight some important items to discuss with your physician.

Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider

 


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Your health care provider is the best source of information for questions and concerns related to your medical problem. If you have been diagnosed with hepatitis B or think that you may be at risk for hepatitis B, here are some questions you can ask your health care provider.

HBV Patient Guide


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Hepatitis B is the most common serious liver infection in the world. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus that attacks and injures the liver. The aim of this resource guide is to provide you with useful information about hepatitis B and to give you the tools to have informed discussions with your health care provider about your condition, treatment plan, and ways you can promote a healthy lifestyle that improves your health outcomes.

This downloadable resource provides you with relevant questions to ask your health care provider as well as useful links and resources to learn more about HBV.

An Animated Look at HBV

This animated guide will provide you with useful information to better understand HBV, how it is transmitted, and currently available prevention and treatment strategies.

Meet the Faculty

Joseph Ahn, MD, MS, FAASLD, FACG, AGAF
Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director of Clinical Hepatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Dr. Joseph Ahn is a transplant hepatologist with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. He is a Professor of Medicine and serves as the Section Chief of Gastroenterology and Director of Clinical Hepatology. As a transplant hepatologist, Dr. Ahn treats patients with chronic liver diseases as well as liver transplant candidates and recipients. His research interest is focused on hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and liver cancer.

 

Amy Shen Tang, MD
Director of Immigrant Health
North East Medical Services
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Amy Shen Tang is a primary care internist and the new Director of Immigrant Health at North East Medical Services (NEMS) in the San Francisco Bay Area where she oversees clinical programs and community outreach for hepatitis B, latent tuberculosis, and other immigrant health disparities. As Co-Chair for the National Hepatitis B Primary Care Workgroup and Advisor to the National Taskforce on Hepatitis B, she leads a workgroup of hepatitis B experts from the American Association of Study of Liver Diseases, the Center for Disease Control, Project ECHO, and the University of Washington to develop web-based hepatitis B guidance for primary care providers managing chronic hepatitis B.

Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/index.htm

Hepatitis B Foundation –https://www.hepb.org/

American Liver Foundation –https://liverfoundation.org/

Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination –https://www.globalhep.org/

View this recent educational activity for health care providers featuring Dr. Ahn and Dr. Tang.

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At-Risk Patients Hidden in Plain Sight: Real-World Strategies for Screening and Treating Hepatitis B Virus

In this CME Outfitters virtual symposium, expert faculty utilized augmented reality to add visualization to their discussion of how to implement routine screening protocols for HBV in primary care settings, how to optimize the efficacy and safety profiles of current