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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]

Recommendations for Routine Testing and Vaccination for Chronic Hepatitis B virus 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)
Color [PDF - 2 pages] Black-White [PDF- 2 pages]

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]

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]

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

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

For more information and resources on Hepatitis B for Health Professionals: