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PATH B -- a comprehensive support program for patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B
Date:7/28/2011

  • Hepatitis B is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world, with 10-30 million new infections every year[1], yet there remains a lack of reliable resources for patients and caregivers

  • PATH B is a new programme that provides information and tools to guide patients through the stages of chronic hepatitis B; from diagnosis to long term disease management

London, UK, 28 July 2011 - The European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) and the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), announced today on the 4th annual World Hepatitis Day that 'PATH B "Patients and Professionals Acting Together for Hepatitis B" My journey with chronic hepatitis B', a comprehensive educational resource designed to improve the lives of people living with chronic hepatitis B, is to be launched in August 2011. PATH B aims to increase patient understanding of the consequences of chronic hepatitis B and improve patient-physician dialogue, with the goal of enhancing chronic hepatitis B disease management, resulting in a better quality of life.

The PATH B programme, the first of its kind, was developed by an independent advisory board that includes people living with hepatitis B, as well as patient advocacy group representatives and leading hepatologists from France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the UK. The program was organised and funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

An example of the PATH B resource, an interactive PDF, can be previewed now at http://www.elpa-info.org/ please click This is hepatitis banner on the home page and then go to News.

Challenges Faced by Chronic Hepatitis B Patients

Hepatitis B is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world.[2] There are 350-400 million people infected with chronic hepatitis B worldwide,[1,3] yet it remains a disease that is often under diagnosed and under treated. In fact, an estimated 50% of those diagnosed ar
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