Hep B is a contagious disease affecting 270 million people world-wide. Although incurable, it can be easily prevented with a vaccination. Treatment for Hep B sufferers focuses on managing the symptoms.
Around 1 million people every year living with Hep B will die early due to liver cancer or liver cirrhosis.
In some countries and communities, the stigma associated means people living with Hep B suffer alone and without support. Many affected people live in silence not disclosing their infection status to anyone.