"Start the Conversation!" Hepatitis-B virus is a dangerous viral pathogen that causes severe liver disease. HBV is transmitted by sexual contact, transfusion or c... read more "Start the Conversation!" Hepatitis-B virus is a dangerous viral pathogen that causes severe liver disease. HBV is transmitted by sexual contact, transfusion or contaminated needles. It looms as a serious global threat, with at least 280 million cases occurring globally, many of whom become lifetime carriers. A vaccine is available, and now, so is this great looking tie! We are proud to have collaborated on this design with the Hepatitis B Foundation, "the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to those affected by hepatitis B." Hepatitis B Foundation Mission Statement: The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide through research, education and advocacy. www.hepb.org Microscopic images courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. The name of the design is positioned discreetly on scarf border (inconspicuous when worn). Note: IA contributes a portion of proceeds to research, education or support associated with important non-profit public health agencies and organizations.