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San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin Street

Latino/Hispanic Community Room, Lower Level/Main Library

San Francisco, CA 94102

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BE ABOUT IT is to raise awareness about Hep B.

Hep B is known as a "silent killer" because there are often no symptoms, and people can live with chronic hep B for decades without feeling sick. But if left untreated, up to one in four chronically infected with hepatitis B will develop liver problems such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.

BE ABOUT IT is the story of two fathers, two families and their battle against a potentilly deadly disease impacting the Asian American community.

Both Alan and AJ contracted hepatitis B (hep B) at birth. Alan is a TV news reporter who saw several family members suffer and die from liver complications due to hep B, and now diligently monitors his own health.

AJ, a radiology technician and triathlete, lost his father to liver cancer. The cause of the cancer - hep B - was not often discussed in AJ's family.

Up to two million people are infected in the U.S. and as many as two out of three Asian Americans living with it aren't aware they have it. Often stigmatized and misunderstood, hep B is the most common cause of liver cancer among Asian Americans.

Through the lives of Alan and AJ, witness how two families cope with the impact of this potentilly life-threatening virus.

Join for discussion about the film, the impact of hepatitis B and how to break the silence on this devastating epidemic.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

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Latino/Hispanic Community Room, Lower Level/Main Library

San Francisco, CA 94102

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