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Prevention Programs

Addictions Treatment Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Provides hepatitis C education to all clients and offers appropriate testing, vaccination, and treatment. Reviewed 10/19/07

BESTD (Brady EAST STD) Clinic (Milwaukee, WI)
Offers their clients free screening and immunization for hepatitis A and B. Reviewed 4/4/08

Community Health Care Van (New Haven, CT)
Provides free services via a mobile clinic, including hepatitis B and C screening and hepatitis A and B vaccination. Reviewed 11/16/07

Family Health Care Centers of San Diego's Viral Hepatitis Education and Integration Project
Family Health Care Centers of San Diego's Viral Hepatitis Education and Integration Project's primary objectives are to increase knowledge and change attitudes and practices among San Diego's men who have sex with men and injection drug users. Reviewed 9/11/08

Florida Department of Health, Hepatitis Prevention Program
Established a comprehensive hepatitis and liver failure prevention and control program. Reviewed 10/19/07

Get the Facts! A Video-Based Curriculum for the In- and Out-of-Treatment Substance Users with Hepatitis C
This program is located in the Oakland, CA area. Posted 8/16/07

Hawai`i Department of Health, STD/AIDS Prevention Branch
Has integrated hepatitis prevention into a syringe exchange program and STD/HIV counseling and testing sites, and developed a State Hepatitis C Strategic Plan. Reviewed 11/15/07

Hepatitis Web Study
This site provides interactive, case-based modules related to the clinical care of persons with viral hepatitis. Reviewed 9/8/08

HIV and Hepatitis Program, Panhandle Community Services Health Center (Nebraska)
Offers hepatitis C testing and hepatitis B vaccination to clients, including outreach to high-risk settings such as detox centers. Reviewed 9/8/08

Injection Drug User (IDU) HIV Counseling and Testing Utilizing hepatitis C virus (HCV) Screening High-Risk Initiative (CA)
The objective is to increase the number of IDUs who receive HIV counseling and testing by offering hepatitis C testing as an incentive and subsequently assisting HCV-positive persons with appropriate HCV prevention information. Reviewed 2/4/08

Integrating Viral Hepatitis into Client Centered Counseling Training Program
A training designed to enhance the counseling skills of DIS, HIV counselors, and health educators that will foster opportunities to integrate viral hepatitis prevention and control messages into each counseling session. Posted 9/24/07

Louisiana Office of Public Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Offers residents of a long-term drug treatment facility testing, counseling, vaccination, and referral for treatment for hepatitis B and C. Reviewed 1/29/08

Minnesota Department of Health, Community Clinic Immunization Program
Works with community clinics to offer free hepatitis B vaccine to high-risk uninsured adults. Reviewed 1/28/08

Missouri Hepatitis Vaccination Initiative
Hepatitis A and B vaccination program for identified risk groups. Targeted hepatitis C testing also provided through collaboration with multiple entities. Reviewed 8/14/07

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Provides limited free hepatitis C testing and counseling to all high-risk state residents. Reviewed 9/11/08

New Mexico Hepatitis Prevention Program
Provides viral hepatitis testing and prevention activities at all state public health STD clinics and syringe exchange sites. Since 2006, an extensive perinatal education program has been in place. Reviewed 7/10/08

Next Stop Care Program (Boston)
Provides HAV, HBV, influenza, pneumococcal, and tetanus vaccines to needle exchange program clients, in collaboration with senior nursing students and faculty. Reviewed 11/14/07

Northeast Indiana HIV Prevention Program (Indiana)
Offers hepatitis A and B immunization and hepatitis C counseling and testing in the STD clinic and HIV outreach sites. Reviewed 10/19/07

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Immunizations
Offers hepatitis B and hepatitis A vaccine to clients who request STD services, HIV counseling and testing, and drug and alcohol treatment. Reviewed 11/14/07

San Diego County HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch
Developed a comprehensive 'one-stop' integrated prevention services package for hepatitis A, B and C. Reviewed 3/19/09

This website is an informational social network for people with sexually transmitted disease. Reviewed 11/14/07

Training: It's Time: Integrate Viral Hepatitis into your Work
This program offers training for providers who work with a wide range of clients at increased risk of viral hepatitis infections. Reviewed 4/4/08

Twinrix® Vaccination Program
Offers combination hepatitis B and hepatitis A vaccine to adults with current or past history of injection drug use, current or past incarceration, multiple sex partners, HIV infection, HCV infection, or chronic liver disease, and to men who have sex with men. Reviewed 11/2/07

The Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis Information & Referral Center
A toll-free 24-hour hotline for WI resident that provides general information on the prevention, transmission and treatment of HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis. Posted 10/8/07

Viral Hepatitis Services within the Community Immunization Services of Palm Beach County Health Department
Palm Beach County FL offers a perinatal hepatitis B program and an adult hepatitis B program in various venues within the county. Posted 4/4/08


Recommendations for Identification and Public Health Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection
Source: MMWR, September 19, 2008; 57(RR--8):1-20

ACIP Recommendations: A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Part II: Immunization of Adults Source: MMWR, December 8, 2006;55(RR-16):1-25
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a2.htm - Appendix A
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a3.htm - Appendix B
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a4.htm - Appendix C
Please note: If you are using the HTML version of this document, be sure to access all four HTML links to get the complete content of the document, which includes 3 important appendices.

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children and Adolescents.
Source: MMWR, December 23, 2005, Vol. 54(RR-16):1-39

Please note: Be sure to access the following 3 important appendices to get the complete document.
Appendix A: Case Management - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a2.htm
Appendix B: Immunization Management - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a3.htm
Appendix C: Postexposure Prophylaxis - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a4.htm

Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2006
Source: MMWR August 4, 2006 Vol 55(RR11);1-94

Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Source: MMWR, May 19, 2006, Vol. 55(RR07):1-23

Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Source: MMWR, October 01, 1999, Vol. 48(RR12):1-37

National Hepatitis C Prevention Strategy: A Comprehensive Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus Infection and its Consequences
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summer 2001

Guidelines for Laboratory Testing and Result Reporting of Antibody to Hepatitis C Virus
Source: MMWR, February 7, 2003, Vol. 52 (RR-3):1-24

More Resources for Providers

Integrating Viral Hepatitis Prevention into Public Health Settings
Guest Editors: Buffington J, Jones TS, Harris JL
Public Health Reports, May 2007; 122(suppl. 2): 1-104

The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington announced the release of Hepatitis Web Study, a website designed for healthcare workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis. This project was funded by CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis. The website features:

  • Fourteen interactive, clinically-relevant case studies, each with a discussion, high quality illustrations and graphics, and links, that highlight and illustrate key recommendations from national guidelines;
  • Free continuing education credits, including an easy way to print CME/CNE documentation and an electronic CE tracker;
  • Numerous high quality figures that the user can easily download into PowerPoint slides;
  • Reference linked to Pub Med abstracts, federal guidelines sites, and/or CDC MMWR documents.

The site will be maintained and updated on an ongoing basis and will continue to be expanded. Please visit the site and share the address with your colleagues! To access this valuable resource, go to: http://www.hepwebstudy.org

Syringe Disinfection for Injection Drug Users

Driving the Point Home: A Strategy for Safer Tattooing in Canadian Prisons
Source: Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)

Safe Community Needle Disposal
Source: Academy of Education Development and CDC

Brief Sex History Questionnaire
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Injecting Reason: Human Rights and HIV Prevention for Injection Drug Users
A 61-page report about needle exchange programs in California.
Source: Human Rights Watch, September 2003

Disease Burden from Hepatitis A, B, and C in the United States
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facts About Drug Abuse and Hepatitis C
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Coinfection
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Viral Hepatitis and Injection Drug Users
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Management of Hepatitis C: 2002" Consensus Development Conference Statement
Source: National Institutes of Health, June 10-12, 2002
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Coinfection with HIV and Hepatitis C Virus
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Preventing Blood-borne Infections Among Injection Drug Users: A Comprehensive Approach
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevention Among Injection Drug Users
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Safe Community Disposal of Needle and Other Sharps
A joint statement from the American Medical Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Pharmaceutical Association, American Diabetes Association, and the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.

HIV and Hepatitis Prevention: Access to Sterile Syringes
A joint letter urging pharmacists to partner with public health agencies for syringe sales
Source: Washington State Board of Pharmacy, Washington State Pharmacy Association, and Seattle/King County Public Health

Outreach Competencies: Minimum Standards for Conducting Street Outreach for Hard-to-Reach Populations
Source: National Advisory Board for Outreach Standards

HIV Prevention Fact Sheets
Source: Center for AIDS Prevention

Related Organizations

Positive Health Project

Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
Canadian community-based network of prisoners, ex-prisoners, organizations, and activists working together to provide advocacy, education, and support to prisoners on HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related issues. Has resources on injection drug use and tattooing.

National HCV Prison Coalition/Hepatitis C Awareness Project
The Coalition was formed to bring together organizations and individuals interested in raising awareness and providing support to prisoners who are suffering from hepatitis and HIV/HCV coinfection

Information for patients with hepatitis B or hepatitis C and their families

National Institutes of Health--National Institute on Drug Abuse

North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN)

Canadian Harm Reduction Network

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

American Society of Addiction Medicine

National Hepatitis C Program Department of Veterans Affairs

Access Works Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction Coalition

Hepatitis C Advocacy

Information for Clients
All IAC education materials are copyright free and we encourage you to use them! Documents designated by "(PDF)" are in Adobe Portable Document Format.

"Living with Hepatitis B", a booklet developed by the Hepatitis B Foundation for persons infected with HBV. This helpful resource includes information on test interpretation, finding a liver specialist, monitoring hepatitis B virus infection, available treatments and treatment issues, healthy life choices, pregnancy, health insurance and employment, support groups, and more.
To download this booklet in ready-to-print (PDF) format, go to:

Living with Hepatitis B
(interactive online guide for people with chronic hepatitis B virus infection)
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation

Safe Tattooing
Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)

Safe Community Needle Disposal
Source: Academy of Education Development and CDC

HBF Drug Watch: Compounds in Development for Chronic Hepatitis B
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation

Educational material for clients with hepatitis C
National Hepatitis C Program, Department of Veterans Affairs

Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the Differences

Do I need any vaccinations today?
A 2-page screening questionnaire for adult patients to find out about what shots they need.

Should you be vaccinated against hepatitis A?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Should you be vaccinated against hepatitis B?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Should you be tested for hepatitis C?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Questions Frequently Asked About Hepatitis B
IAC's most popular piece on hepatitis B

Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease . . . should you be vaccinated?
A brochure for all ages.

If you have hepatitis C, what vaccinations do you need?
This one-page sheet describes vaccinations that HCV-positive adults need.

Vaccinations for adults—you're never too old to get immunized!
A visual table covering all adult vaccinations.

Are you 11-19 years old? Then you need to be vaccinated!
Covers all vaccinations for teenagers.

Hepatitis A Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis A VIS in a choice of 28 languages.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis B VIS in 31 languages. This VIS is also offered in audio format in English, Spanish, and Russian.

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