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Jeffrey B. Caballero, MPH, is the executive director of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO). This article was co-authored by Isha Weerasinghe, AAPCHO hepatitis B policy fellow, and was originally published on The Huffington Post.