CDC recommends hepatitis B testing for all adults

The CDC has updated its guidance for hepatitis B testing for the first time since 2008 and now recommends that all adults in the U.S. be tested for HBV at least once in their lifetime.“Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can lead to substantial morbidity and mortality,” Erin E. Conners, PhD, epidemiologist at the CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention, and colleagues wrote, adding that an estimated 580,000 to 2.4 million people are living with HBV infection in the U.S., of whom two-thirds might be unaware of their infection.“AlthoughRead More

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