Â NEW HEALTH EDUCATION WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Â — HepBsmart.com Will Provide Vital Information on Chronic Hepatitis B,
a Potentially Life-Threatening Liver Disease Affecting 2 Million Americans —
Â — Site Contains Innovative Video Content, Multilingual Patient Materials —
Â WHAT:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A new health education website, HepBsmart.com, sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc., intended for audiences in the United States, is launching Friday, September 7. HepBsmart.com contains practical information about chronic hepatitis B (CHB), a potentially life-threatening liver disease that affects an estimated two million people in the United States and is the leading cause of liver cancer.
Chronic hepatitis B is caused by a virus and can slowly damage the liver, without causing obvious symptoms.Â Chronic hepatitis B can be diagnosed with a simple blood test, prevented with a vaccine, and managed with appropriate care â€“ but alarmingly, most people living with the disease donâ€™t know they are infected.
Without treatment, 1 in 4 people with CHB may die of disease-related complications. The impact of chronic hepatitis B in the United States is more severe among Asian American communities.
- Information on how to prevent CHB, testing for the disease, and management of CHB.
- An innovative animated video depicting a CHB patientâ€™s journey from diagnosis to care (available in 14 languages with subtitles).
- Educational brochures in 14 languages, including Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog among others.
HepBSmart.com is an educational website created by Gilead Sciences, a maker of medicines for chronic hepatitis B.Â The website is part of Gileadâ€™s ongoing effort to raise community awareness of chronic hepatitis B.
Â WHEN:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Website live September 7.
Â WHERE:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â www.HepBSmart.com
Â CONTACT: Â Â Erwin Falcon (646-747-6777), APartnership, Inc.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â