Fast Five Quiz: Hepatitis B Epidemiology and Prevention

George Y. Wu, MD, PhD


March 03, 2020

According to guidelines from the European Association for the Study of the Liver, clinicians should vaccinate against chronic HBV in all unvaccinated adults at risk for infection, including those at risk by percutaneous or mucosal exposure to blood (ie, recent or current users of injection drugs; household contacts of HBsAg-positive persons; residents and staff of facilities for developmentally disabled persons; incarcerated persons; and healthcare and public safety workers at risk for exposure to blood or blood-contaminated body fluids).

Hepatitis B vaccination is also recommended for adults with HIV infection, as well as those with chronic liver disease and end-stage renal disease.

Learn more about the recommendations for vaccinating adults against HBV.

For additional information, refer to the practice guidelines of the European Association for the Study of the Liver and the WHO.


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