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Hepatitis B and Asian Americans

Find out if you should be tested for Hepatitis B.

  1. Were you born in Asia?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Were either of your parents born in a country colored dark blue on the map?
    • Yes
    • No

Map of Asia with certain counties colored dark blue.

If you answer yes to either question 1 or 2, talk to your doctor about getting tested.

Why is testing for hepatitis B recommended?

Some parts of the world have high rates of Hepatitis B.  People born in these areas are more likely to have it.  People who have Hepatitis B can pass the virus without knowing it to their newborns or young children.

Who should be tested for hepatitis B?

CDC recommends that the following people get tested for Hepatitis B:

  • People born in Asia
  • People born in the United States and who have at least one parent born in a country colored dark blue on the map above.

Why is testing important?

Treatments are available that can help people live a longer, healthier life.

 
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