Understanding hepatitis B

   What is hepatitis B?

   Hepatitis B a disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).  Chronic infection can lead to liver cancer and liver failure.  Read more.

   How is hepatitis B transmitted?

   Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood, birth, and sex.  Read more.

   How do I protect myself and my baby?

   Hepatitis B is a vaccine-preventable disease.  Read more.


  Who is at risk?

  Hepatitis B disproportionately affects Asian and Pacific Islanders; 1 in 10 API’s are chronically infected.  Read more.