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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Hepatitis B Foundation
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Hepatitis B Foundation
Web address:http://www.hepb.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct873834
Date of initial review: 18 Dec 2008
Validity of certificate02 Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
Date of last visit24 Apr 2012
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
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2. Presentation of the site
Our Mission
We are dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide.
Our commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public.

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patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public.
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Purpose of the website
The Hepatitis B Foundation makes general recommendations, but does not intend for any of the information to be used as personal medical advice.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
All information posted on this website was obtained from credible, reliable sources of information that were reviewed by our medical and scientific professionals on staff.
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Page last modified February 6, 2012
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5. Justification of claims
links available

There are other brands of interferon approved for HCV treatment, but they have not been FDA-approved for HBV: Wellferon (Glaxo), Roferon(Hoffman-La Roche), and Infergen (Amgen)
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6. User support and adequation
Contact information
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
This website is funded through grants, donations and in-kind contributions of time and talent.
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8. Advertising policy
This site does not accept or host any advertisements.
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