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Welcome to SF Hep B Free


Actress Jane Park Smith Supports SF Hep B Free!

"As Asians, we are most at risk! Get yourself and your loved ones checked...not only to save lives now, but to insure better health in our community for generations to come. Spread the word, not Hep B!" -Jane Park Smith


Thank you Jane for taking a Three for Life photo, it only takes one three shot vaccine series to prevent hepatitis B!


SF Hep B Free is a citywide campaign to turn San Francisco into the first hepatitis B free city in the nation. This unprecedented campaign will provide free and low-cost hepatitis B testing and vaccinations to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adults at locations throughout San Francisco. 
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The three objectives of the SF Hep B Free campaign are:

  1. To create public and healthcare provider awareness about the importance of testing & vaccinating APIs for hepatitis B.
  2. To promote routine hepatitis B testing and vaccination within the primary care medical community.
  3. To ensure access to treatment for chronically infected individuals.

What to Do

  • Get Tested +

    Ask your doctor for the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and surface antibody (anti-HBs) tests for both yourself and your family. These are not included in routine physical examination blood tests and must be requested. If you are pregnant, ask your doctor for the HBsAg test to see whether you are infected with hepatitis B.
  • Get Vaccinated +

    If both your blood tests (HBsAg and anti-HBs) are negative, you have not been infected with hepatitis B. Get the 3-shot hepatitis B vaccination series to protect yourself for life from future infection. All newborns should receive the hepatitis B vaccine at birth.
  • Get Treated +

    Not all people chronically infected with hepatitis B need treatment. However, if your blood levels of ALT are elevated ongoing liver damage may be occurring. Treatment with either lamivudine, adefovir or entecavir (a pill taken once a day) or a course of interferon shots may be appropriate in this situation. These are the only four FDA-approved pills for chronic hepatitis B. Appropriate management can reduce the risk of further liver damage and liver cancer.
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