Hepatitis B Information and Resources
Fund Status and Eligibility
Fully Allocated - Effective 02/21/2019, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Hepatitis B Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.
Maximum Award Level: $4,000 Per Year
- 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.
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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
Ask the Experts about Hepatitis & HIV Co-Infection
CDC's Hepatitis Website
CDC Hep Fact Sheets
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
It is brought to you from the publishers of Infectious Disease Special Edition and is sponsored by Gilead.
Hepatitis B Foundation
Hepatitis B Information and Support List
Hep Free Hawai`i (HFH).
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
Patient Assistance Programs
PKIDS (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases)
PKIDS Pediatric report (Child HBV):
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