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The ABCs of Hepatitis Fact Sheet
image of front pageThis 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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Interpretation of Hepatitis B Serologic Test Results
Image of cover pageThis 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: [PDF- 1 page]

Recommendations for Routine Testing and Follow-up for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection
Image of cover pageThis 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
Image of cover pageThis 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 [PDF- 2 pages]

The Pink Book -Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Image of cover pageIncludes 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 - 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.
Training access

Major Guidelines

Recommendations for Identification and Public Health Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection,
MMWR MMWR 2008;57(RR-8) [PDF - 28 pages] HTML version

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

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
MMWR 2005;54(RR-16) [PDF - 39 pages] HTML version

Part 2: Immunization of Adults
MMWR 2006;55(RR-16) [PDF - 40 pages] HTML version

Use of Hepatitis B Vaccination for Adults with Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
MMWR MMWR 2011;60(50);1709-1711 [PDF - 32 pages] HTML icon

CDC Guidance for Evaluating Health-Care Personnel for Hepatitis B Virus Protection and for Administering Postexposure Management
MMWR MMWR 2013;62(RR-10);1-24 [PDF - 24 pages]     HTML version

Updated CDC Recommendations for the Management of Hepatitis B Virus–Infected Health-Care Providers and Students
MMWR MMWR 2012;61(RR-12);1-12 [PDF - 16 pages] HTML icon

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2015
MMWRMMWR 2015;64(No.3) [PDF - 140 pages] HTML version