Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B survivor does Trailwalker to raise awareness

Carrying the message on the trail will be (from left) William Sharr Wei, Sam Hui, Hui Yui-pun and Dai Wing-chiu. Photo: David Wong

To Sam Hui Pui-to, hepatitis B was a death sentence. At the peak of his health when he was a fireman, he set records in firefighters' fitness tests.

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 4:41am

Carriers of deadly virus fail to seek treatment

In startling findings revealed recently, more than half of 413 hepatitis B carriers identified through free tests in Hong Kong last year revealed that they knew of their status from previous blood donation drives or medical check-ups, but had not had any medical follow-ups.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:05pm

Shanghai doctors find vital liver test

Patients may one day be able to have a blood test costing just 100 yuan (HK$122) to discover whether they have hepatitis B, cirrhosis or liver cancer, even if their tumour is as small as two centimetres in diameter, thanks to research by a Shanghai medical team.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Liver of no return

Hepatitis B, with half a million carriers in this city, is a disease that haunts the medical and patient community. One in four sufferers dies from liver cancer, cirrhosis or other complications.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Ignorance of hepatitis B widespread

Do you know that one in 12 adults in Hong Kong is a hepatitis B carrier? If you don't, you're not alone. Seventy per cent of respondents to a recent survey didn't know either.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Health activist finds freedom only goes so far on Avenue of the Stars

Mainland performance artist and rights activist Zhang Wen was disappointed to find that freedom of expression in Hong Kong is not as free as it is reputed to be - when a shopping mall guard rudely stopped her street theatre performance in Tsim Sha Tsui's Avenue of the Stars yesterday afternoon.

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

High-rating television show about urban life suspended

A popular television drama about the mainland's stressful urban life and soaring property prices has been suspended because the authorities found some of its content a little too realistic for comfort, according to media reports and several stations.

3 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Hepatitis B carrier fights for justice

While other people his age are just getting started in their careers, Liao Ming, 25, is struggling at a little-known firm while embroiled in an arduous legal fight.

His hopes of a better job are thwarted because he is a carrier of the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

24 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Plea on hepatitis bias

More than 100 young mothers have sent a letter to State Councillor Liu Yandong in a desperate appeal for help after their children were denied admission to kindergartens because they have the hepatitis B virus.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Hep B cloud may have silver lining

University of Hong Kong researchers have pioneered a new approach to developing drugs in the fight against the hepatitis B virus (HBV). They revealed yesterday that HBV replication in test tubes was reduced by 50 per cent in the presence of silver particles 5 to 50 nanometres in diameter.

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Our jobs should be full-time, lawmakers tell government

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Rejected hepatitis B carrier in suicide

A man from Hubei province hanged himself in Zhongshan this month, a few days after he was rejected for employment by a factory because he had hepatitis B.

The Southern Metropolis News said yesterday 18-year-old Li Zhimin, of Hubei's Yingshan county, killed himself a fortnight ago in his rented house next to the Zhongshan factory of household-appliance maker Galanz.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Campaign to stop prejudice over hepatitis B

Guangdong group offers testimonials to help carriers, patients find employment

A Guangdong-based group for the study of liver disease has launched a free service offering written testimonials to carriers of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) to prove they carry no risk to others in the course of normal daily interaction.

20 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Hepatitis B case may have been caused by transfusion

The Red Cross is retesting blood donors for hepatitis B after a cancer patient who received blood transfusions contracted the infection.

The patient, whose name and condition have not been released, had transfusions as part of cancer therapy in early January, but the Red Cross remains uncertain whether the patient contracted the disease from a blood donor.

22 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Pilot subsidy scheme may offer cure for sick system

The bottle hanging on the wall beside Ma Xiumei's bed acted as a medical drip, but it has been dry for a week.

Ms Ma, a 53-year-old who lives in a remote village in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region's Xiji county, can no longer afford daily transfusions to control her hepatitis B infection.

4 Oct 2005 - 12:00am