7/31/2013

Hepatitis B awareness and screening programs can help identify people who do not know they have the disease or, as in the case of former California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, believe they are silent carriers. Ma said when she was told there are no silent carriers, only inactive and active cases of HBV, she was tested and urged her family members to do the same, leading to an early, potentially life-saving liver cancer diagnosis for her mother.

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