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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.
Color Cdc-pdf[PDF- 2 pages]

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.
Summary Table: Cdc-pdf[PDF- 1 page]

Recommendations for Routine Testing and Follow-up for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection

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This two-page table 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)
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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.
Color Cdc-pdf[PDF- 2 pages]

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 Cdc-pdf[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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Major Guidelines

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


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

Geographic Distribution of Chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Infection
Worldwide, 2006 Map: Cdc-pdf[PDF- 1 page]

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


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 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 32 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 Cdc-pdf[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 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 16 pages] HTML icon

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2015


MMWR 2015;64(No.3) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 140 pages] HTML icon