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HBV Screening and Diagnosis Among African Communities in the US

Listen to a discussion of barriers to HBV screening and diagnosis among African immigrants in the US, from the perspective of the patient advocate and the clinician.
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Janet Afoakwah, MPH
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William Amiteye
Patricia D. Jones, MD, MSCR
Released: November 14, 2022

Listen as patient advocate William Amiteye uses his own experience as a Tanzanian immigrant to discuss important barriers to effective HBV screening and diagnosis, including limited knowledge about HBV from his healthcare providers, a lack of compassion toward his diagnosis from those same providers, and a limited awareness of HBV from patients in general.

His story opens up an interesting and important discussion with another patient advocate on the panel, Janet Afoakwah, and Patricia D. Jones, MD, MSCR, who provides a provider’s perspective on the topic.

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Faculty

Patricia D. Jones, MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Digestive Health & Liver Diseases
Department of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Patricia D. Jones, MD, MSCR, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
William Amiteye
William Amiteye has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Janet Afoakwah, MPH
Janet Afoakwah, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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