Hepatitis B and Asian Americans
Find out if you should be tested for Hepatitis B.
- Were you born in Asia?
- Were either of your parents born in a country colored dark blue on the map?
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.