Hepatitis B Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Open - We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.

Maximum Award Level: $4,000 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient must be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Hepatitis B.
  • Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
  • Patient's income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.

Get Help With Your Treatment: How to Apply Online

Information About the Disease

Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. When first infected, a person can develop an “acute” infection, which can range in severity from a very mild illness with few or no symptoms to a serious condition requiring hospitalization. Acute Hepatitis B refers to the first 6 months after someone is exposed to the Hepatitis B virus. Some people are able to fight the infection and clear the virus. For others, the infection remains and leads to a “chronic” or lifelong, illness. Chronic Hepatitis B refers to the illness that occurs when the Hepatitis B virus remains in a person’s body. Over time, the infection can cause serious health problems.

In the United States, approximately 1.2 million people have chronic Hepatitis B. Unfortunately, many people do not know they are infected. The number of new cases of Hepatitis B has decreased more than 80% over the last 20 years. An estimated 40,000 people now become infected each year. Many experts believe this decline is a result of widespread vaccination of children.

Hepatitis B Resources

Asian Liver Center at Stanford University

http://liver.stanford.edu/

Ask the Experts about Hepatitis & HIV Co-Infection

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Hepatitis/index.html

HBV Advocate - Journal Review
Reader-friendly interpretations of some of the more complex current events in hepatitis B, including medical and scientific advancements. http://www.hbvadvocate.org/news/review.asp
HBV Source is your source for Hepatitis B information.
It is brought to you from the publishers of Infectious Disease Special Edition and is sponsored by Gilead.
http://www.hbvsource.com/

Hepatitis B Foundation

http://www.hepb.org

Hepatitis B Information and Support List

http://www.hblist.net

Help Free Hawai`i (HFH) is a grassroots campaign started by hepatitis advocates in Hawai`i to bring attention to the epidemic of chronic Hepatitis B and C and liver disease in our islands
Hep Free Hawai`i (HFH).

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)

http://www.immunize.org

PKIDS (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases)

http://www.pkids.org

 

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