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Hepatitis B Main Forums => Hepatitis B => Topic started by: Hep Editors on August 21, 2020, 01:19:40 pm

Title: Hep B Testing Is Recommended for Those With Risk Factors
Post by: Hep Editors on August 21, 2020, 01:19:40 pm
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening for all adolescents and adults with risk factors for contracting the virus, Physicians Weekly reports.

Such risk factors include injecting drugs, being a man who has sex with men and being born in a region in which 2% or more of the population has HBV.

The recommendations are in draft form at this time, meaning they are available for public comment before final publication. They differ from those applying to hepatitis C, for which public health experts now recommend screening for all adults regardless of risk factors.

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