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Access to Treatment for Hepatitis B Virus Infection

An estimated 257 million people worldwide live with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, but in 2016, only one in 10 had received a diagnosis and just 4.5 million were receiving treatment. In Access to Treatment for Hepatitis B Virus Infection — Worldwide, 2016, published by the CDC, the authors discuss approaches to achieving the WHO’s target for HBV elimination by 2030 and the barriers the global public health community faces in addressing this epidemic.

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