Professional Resources

Tools & Resources

The ABCs of Hepatitis Fact Sheet
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This two page table on Hepatitis A, B, and C provides an overview of statistics, transmission, risk factors, clinical features, screening, testing and vaccination recommendations.
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Hepatitis B Online
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Learn how to diagnose, monitor, manage, and prevent hepatitis B virus infection and earn free CE on the University of Washington’s Hepatitis B Online.external icon This site also hosts a new, simplified guidanceexternal icon for primary care providers developed by the multi-disciplinary HBV Primary Care Workgroup.

Interpretation of Hepatitis B Serologic Test Results
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This one page tool describes the four most common tests used in hepatitis B serologic testing and provides guidance to interpret different patterns of test results.
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Recommendations for Routine Testing and Follow-up for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection
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This page summarizes the CDC’s recommendations for testing for chronic hepatitis B including specific populations and a map of endemic countries. (MMWR, 2008;57(RR-8)

Testing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Hepatitis B
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This two page fact sheet for health care providers on Hepatitis B and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders outlines who should be tested and the recommended follow-up for a positive HbsAg.
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The Pink Book -Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
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Includes a description of the disease, pathogenesis, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, medical management, epidemiology, risk factors, trends in the United States, vaccine details, vaccination schedule and use, contraindications and precautions to vaccination, adverse reactions following vaccination, vaccine storage and handling, and reference or publications.
Hepatitis B Chapter pdf icon[PDF – 24 pages]

Viral Hepatitis Serology Training

This training includes an animated video with voiceover that covers the serologic tests for acute and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, the serological diagnosis of HBV, the meanings of serologic markers, and interpret serologic test results.
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Current Issues in Immunization Webinar: Update on ACIP Recommendations for Hepatitis B Vaccination
This is a screenshot from the Updated Hepatitis B Recommendations Presentation as of Nov 2021..

Immunization Webinars are 1-hour presentations with question-and-answer sessions to reinforce presentation content. Each presentation is presented by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and designed to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date information on immunization. Listen-in and earn continuing education here.

“Ask the Experts: Hepatitis B” 
This is a screenshot of the "Ask the Experts" section of the Immunization Action Coalition website. updated its popular Ask the Experts: Hepatitis Bexternal icon web page. This extensive list of clinical questions and answers incorporates the new recommendation for universal vaccination of adults through age 59 and adds information about PreHevbrio (manufactured by VBI).


Major Guidelines

Universal Hepatitis B Vaccination in Adults Aged 19–59 Years: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2022

MMWR 2022;71(13);477-483

Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021

MMWR 2021;70(No.4) pdf icon[PDF – 192 pages] HTML icon

Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

MMWR 2018; 67 (RR 1);1–31 [PDF – 36 pages] HTML icon

CDC Guidance for Evaluating Health-Care Personnel for Hepatitis B Virus Protection and for Administering Postexposure Management

MMWR 2013;62(RR-10);1-24 pdf icon[PDF – 24 pages] HTML version

Updated CDC Recommendations for the Management of Hepatitis B Virus–Infected Health-Care Providers and Students

MMWR 2012;61(RR-12);1-12 pdf icon[PDF – 16 pages] HTML icon

Use of Hepatitis B Vaccination for Adults with Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

MMWR 2011;60(50);1709-1711 pdf icon[PDF – 32 pages] HTML icon

Recommendations for Identification and Public Health Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

MMWR 2008;57(RR-8) pdf icon[PDF – 28 pages] HTML icon

Geographic Distribution of Chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Infection

Worldwide, 2006 Map: pdf icon[PDF- 1 page]