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Viral Hepatitis Resources for Health Professionals

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Report Viral Hepatitis Cases to Us

Legal Obligations to Report Hepatitis Cases to Health Departments

Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis 2014-2016

Expanded Hepatitis C Testing Recommendations

The CDC now recommends anyone born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested at least once for hepatitis C. Click here for more information.

The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in persons at high risk for infection. The USPSTF also recommends offering one-time screening for HCV infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965. Click here for more information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Viral Hepatitis Website

CDC Health Professional Tools

HIV and Viral Hepatitis Co-infection:

MyHIVClinic.org

CDC HIV and Hepatitis Fact Sheet

AIDS.gov

Hepatitis A:

Hepatitis A Information for Health Professionals

Frequently Asked Questions for Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B:

Hepatitis B Information for Health Professionals

Frequently Asked Questions for Hepatitis B

Interpretation of Hepatitis B Serologic Test Results

Recommendations for Routine Testing and Vaccination for Chronic Hepatitis B virus Infection

HBV Testing Algorithm for Healthcare Students and Staff
This resource from the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) provides an algorithm to help providers, employers, and colleges properly manage healthcare workers and incoming healthcare students who did not receive post-vaccination testing after their hepatitis B vaccination series.

CDC Guidance for Evaluating Health-Care Personnel for Hepatitis B Virus Protection and for Administering Postexposure Management
Link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report / Vol. 62 / No. 10 / December 20, 2013

Hepatitis C:

Hepatitis C Testing Toolkit for Primary Care Providers

Hepatitis C Information for Health Professionals

Frequently Asked Questions for Hepatitis C

Pregnancy and Hepatitis C Infection
(See "Pregnancy and HCV Infection" section at bottom of page)

Interpretation of Results of Tests for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and Further Actions

Recommended Testing Sequence for Identifying Current Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection

Georgia Immunization Office

Georgia Immunization Registry

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

(Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccination Recommendations)

The Immunization Action Coalition

HCV Advocate

HBV Advocate

National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors: Viral Hepatitis

GSK Twinrix Accelerated dosage

Major Guidelines

Click here for all hepatitis related MMWR publications.

False IgM anti-HAV

Positive Test Results for Acute Hepatitis A Virus Infection among Persons with No Recent History of Acute Hepatitis — United States, 2002–2004

Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
MMWR 2006;55(RR-7)  [PDF - 30 pages]    

 Update: Prevention of Hepatitis A After Exposure to Hepatitis A Virus and in International Travelers. Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

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

Recommendations for Routine Testing and Follow-up for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection - This two-page table summarizes the guidelines.
Color Adobe PDF file [PDF- 2 pages]      Black-White Adobe PDF file [PDF- 2 pages]

Geographic Distribution of Chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Infection
Worldwide, 2006 Map: Adobe PDF file [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) Adobe PDF file [PDF - 39 pages]    

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

Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Persons Born During 1945–1965
MMWR 2012; Vol. 61 (RR-4) Adobe PDF file [PDF - 36 pages]    

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease
MMWR 1998;47(RR-19) Adobe PDF file [PDF - 54 Pages]    

 Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

CDC Surveillance for Acute Viral Hepatitis --- United States, 2007

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010
MMWR 2010;59(RR-12) Adobe PDF file [PDF - 116 pages]    

Transmission of Hepatitis B and C Viruses in Outpatient Settings --- New York, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, 2000-2002

Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

Recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Infections Among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients