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Issue 76, November 6, 2008
  1. This is your last issue of Hep Express; read on for ways to keep current with viral hepatitis news
  2. New: CDC publishes new recommendations that call for expanded testing for chronic hepatitis B virus infection
  3. National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable invites you to support its mission
  4. CDC publishes information on adolescent vaccination rates
  5. IAC releases new and revised education materials for healthcare professionals, patients, and parents
  6. Multi-vaccine VIS updated with new information
  7. Hepatitis B Foundation focuses on hepatitis B in Asian/Pacific Islander communities
  8. Heads up: November 14 is deadline for abstracts for the 2009 National Immunization Conference
  9. Hepatitis Foundation International Summit to be held November 13-14 in Las Vegas
Issue 75, September 16, 2008
  1. 2006 NIS data indicate 50 percent of newborns born between January 2003-June 2005 received the hepatitis B birthdose by age 3 days
  2. CDC corrects an "Ask the Experts" answer that appeared in recent issues of Needle Tips, Vaccinate Adults, and Vaccinate Women
  3. CDC launches online forum for exchanging ideas about HIV, hepatitis, STD, and TB prevention
  4. IAC updates eight pieces related to hepatitis B or general immunization
  5. Two of IAC's revised viral-hepatitis screening questionnaires are now available in Spanish
  6. FDA approves use of the HIV drug Viread for treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in adults
  7. CDC presents infection-control requirements for dialysis facilities and gives guidance on parenteral medication vials
  8. CDC issues recommendations for postexposure interventions to prevent infection with hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, or HIV virus and tetanus in persons wounded during bombings and other mass-casualty events
  9. Viet Hep B Free Project offers culturally appropriate information on its website
  10. Reminder: NIH Consensus Development Conference on the Management of Hepatitis B to be held October 20-22 in Bethesda
  11. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 74, September 9, 2008
  1. Users of hepprograms.org, please give us your input!
Issue 73, July 31, 2008
  1. CDC redesigns its viral hepatitis website
  2. For easy access to more than 175 FREE, ready-to-print immunization materials for patients and professionals, visit IAC's redesigned Print Materials web section
  3. IAC's website has VIS translations in 36 languages; the most recently added is Karen
  4. IAC reviews and revises several of its viral hepatitis print materials
  5. IAC offers additional translations of brochures for new parents
  6. Presentations from Hepatitis B Foundation's (HBF) patient conference now available online
  7. HBF posts Spring 2008 issue of "B Informed" newsletter on its website
  8. HBF adds more Expert Speaker presentations to its website
  9. SIGN Meeting 2008 to be held in Moscow on October 13-15
Issue 72, June 18, 2008
  1. June 2008 issue of Vaccinate Women now available on IAC's website
  2. "Ask The Experts" Q&As from CDC experts now included in IAC Express
  3. Two hepatitis B parent-education resources and two general immunization pieces now available in Spanish and six additional languages
  4. IAC updates five pieces related to hepatitis B or general immunization
  5. CDC announces vaccination information important for international travel during summer 2008
  6. Two comprehensive sharps injury prevention resources are available--one on CD-ROM, the other for downloading
  7. ECRI Institute provides resources related to medical device reuse issues
  8. AASLD 2008 Liver Meeting to be held in San Francisco, October 31-November 4
  9. California Central Valley Viral Hepatitis Summit scheduled for August 8 in Atwater
  10. Minnesota Viral Hepatitis Symposium to take place July 30 in Bloomington
Issue 71, May 20, 2008
  1. World Hepatitis Alliance launches international initiative
  2. CDC announces hepatitis poster contest winners
  3. CDC's website features hepatitis information in honor of National Hepatitis Awareness Month and World Hepatitis Day
  4. CDC announces viral hepatitis awareness for May
  5. CDC reports on acute hepatitis C virus infections attributed to unsafe injection practices in Nevada endoscopy clinic
  6. Enhanced surveillance detects hepatitis C virus infection among injection drug users in New York
  7. CDC releases revised and expanded national immunization survey data on hepatitis B birth dose
  8. CDC's four-part perinatal hepatitis B netconference offers continuing education credit
  9. CDC experts update online "Ask the Experts" sections on general immunization, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and more
  10. Hawai`i's Hepatitis Support Network offers information on the prevention and treatment of hepatitis B and C and opportunities for volunteers to become engaged in prevention efforts
  11. NIH Consensus Development Conference on the Management of Hepatitis B to be held October 20-22 in Bethesda
  12. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 70, May 15, 2008
  1. May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month
  2. Information about and resources related to May 19 observance of World Hepatitis Day available online
  3. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is an opportunity to highlight health disparities
  4. CDC offers new podcast on hepatitis B and Asian Pacific Islander Americans
  5. New: Multi-vaccine VIS now available in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Thai, and Vietnamese; hepatitis B vaccine VIS available in Thai
  6. Update: IAC revises three popular immunization resources
  7. New: Child/teen screening questionnaire now in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese
  8. HBF and AAPCHO to present a congressional luncheon briefing on May 20
  9. Weill Cornell Medical College and the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C will sponsor a World Hepatitis Awareness Day event on May 19 in New York City
  10. Hepatitis Foundation International to sponsor 2008 Viral Hepatitis Health Leadership Summit on June 20, in Baltimore
Issue 69, April 16, 2008
  1. World Hepatitis Day is May 19
  2. CDC corrects an answer in Needle Tips (March 2008) about remedying a hepatitis A vaccine dosing error
  3. CDC releases 2006 U.S. surveillance data for acute viral hepatitis
  4. March 2008 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are online
  5. New: Popular child/teen vaccination resources now in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese
  6. IAC updates five pieces related to hepatitis B or general immunization
  7. HepaGam B immune globulin receives orphan drug approval from FDA
  8. Asian Liver Center develops brochure about the business response to employees with HBV infection
  9. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists condemns unsafe injection practices
  10. Take advantage of free continuing education opportunities
  11. Latino Organization for Liver Awareness Hepatitis C Walk will take place May 15; free HCV testing offered to NYC residents
  12. Hepatitis C Network of Windsor, Ontario, will hold its annual conference May 15
  13. Hepatitis B Foundation's B Informed Patient Conference scheduled for June 27-28 in Los Angeles
  14. 2008 International HBV Meeting to take place August 17-21 in San Diego
  15. Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board updates its website with new meeting report
  16. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 68, March 13, 2008
  1. CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis announces poster contest
  2. CDC posts Q&As about new multi-vaccine VIS
  3. IAC adds information to its hepatitis prevention programs website
  4. Washington State API Hepatitis B Task Force develops new brochure for pregnant women
  5. IAC updates three print educational pieces
  6. HCV infections traced to Nevada endoscopy clinic
  7. HBF posts Winter 2008 issue of "B Informed" newsletter on its website
  8. HBF offers seven podcasts related to hepatitis B
  9. On-site course, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, scheduled for Atlanta on April 15-16
  10. New York State Department of Health sponsoring hepatitis C conference on March 25
  11. North American Syringe Exchange Convention to be held April 30-May 3, in Tacoma, WA
  12. Digestive Disease Week to be held May 17-22, in San Diego
  13. International Harm Reduction Conference scheduled for May 11-15, in Barcelona, Spain
  14. National Harm Reduction Conference set for November 13-16, in Miami
Issue 67, February 14, 2008
  1. New: CDC's multi-vaccine VIS has information on all vaccines routinely given to infants between birth and age 6 months
  2. NCIRD website posts update on shortage of Merck's pediatric and adult hepatitis A vaccines
  3. IAC updates six pieces related to viral hepatitis or general immunization
  4. Free "Shots 2008" software for childhood, adolescent, and catch-up immunization schedules now available
  5. New: Spanish-language version of the current U.S. Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule now online
  6. Projects in Knowledge offers two continuing education opportunities related to hepatitis B and Asian Americans
  7. National Infant Immunization Week scheduled for April 19-26; CDC's online resources make it easy to promote
  8. Latino Organization for Liver Awareness sponsoring New York City Hepatitis C Walk
  9. AAPCHO schedules 20th anniversary conference for March 10-11, in Washington, DC
  10. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 66, January 16, 2008
  1. New: CDC, AAP, and AAFP release the 2008 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Age 0-18 Years
  2. IAC website posts new Spanish-language print resources related to hepatitis and general immunization
  3. IAC updates "Immunizations for Babies" and "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?"
  4. VIS translation: VIS for hepatitis A vaccine now available in Burmese
  5. Hepatitis Foundation International wins regional Emmy award for video aimed at youth
  6. Reminder: CDC's series on Epidemiology and Prevention of VPDs ceases live broadcast; DVD and Internet formats planned
  7. VHPB updates its website with new resource
  8. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 65, December 12, 2007
  1. Errors corrected in recommendations for eliminating hepatitis B transmission in infants, children, and teens
  2. CDC releases new report on health disparities in HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and tuberculosis
  3. Washington State API Hepatitis B Task Force offers 2008 calendar
  4. New APIA brochure available from Free Hepatitis Info
  5. Now's a great time to place an order for IAC's top-quality products, especially if you have 2007 year-end dollars to spend
  6. IAC posts new and revised education materials, some in translation
  7. Adult Immunization Schedule available in more formats
  8. CDC updates "Vaccine Management," an essential document on vaccine storage and handling
  9. CDC series on Epidemiology and Prevention of VPDs ceases live broadcast; will be available on DVD and Internet only
  10. Selected studies presented at November AASLD meeting available online
  11. APAMSA's November Hepatitis B Training meeting slides available online
  12. VHPB updates its website with new resources
  13. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 64, November 8, 2007
  1. Error corrected in December 2006 recommendations for eliminating hepatitis B transmission in adults
  2. IAC updates and adds information to its hepatitis prevention programs website
  3. CDC offers podcast on healthy travel for international adoptions
  4. MMWR reports on syringe exchange programs
  5. How's your state doing? Data tables and maps of 2006 NIS childhood immunization rates make it easy to find out
  6. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 63, October 25, 2007
  1. New: CDC publishes updated recommendations for prevention of hepatitis A virus infection after exposure and before international travel
  2. CDC posts hepatitis A Q&As for healthcare professionals
  3. MMWR announces FDA's March 28 approval of alternative dosing schedule for Twinrix combined hepatitis A and B vaccine
  4. CDC releases National Immunization Survey data on hepatitis B birth dose
  5. New: CDC publishes Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for October 2007-September 2008
  6. October 2007 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccine Adults now available online
  7. IAC updates three print pieces with information about hepatitis A and B vaccines
  8. Looking for a vaccine-related article? Check out IAC's redesigned journal articles web section
  9. CDC website posts information on production delays for Vaqta pediatric and adult hepatitis A vaccine
  10. New: Spanish-language version of the current recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule now online
  11. HBF posts Fall 2007 issue of "B Informed" newsletter on its website
  12. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 62, October 4, 2007
  1. IAC updates hepatitis prevention programs website
  2. IAC revises many patient- and professional-education pieces
  3. Interim VIS for hepatitis B vaccine now available in Spanish
  4. CDC's preteen campaign urges vaccination with all recommended vaccines
  5. CDC releases information on vaccination coverage of children
  6. CDC releases information on vaccination coverage of adolescents
  7. Heads up: November 15 is deadline for abstracts for the 2008 National Immunization Conference
  8. LOLA offering Spanish-language support groups
  9. Global Hepatitis A Meeting planned for November 30-December 1 in Miami
  10. SIGN meeting to take place October 23-25 in Geneva, Switzerland
Issue 61, September 20, 2007
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Issue 60, August 30, 2007
  1. Official CDC Health Advisory: Hepatitis A in a food handler who served persons from multiple states
  2. New: Spanish-language version of the current recommended adult immunization schedule now online
  3. IAC updates three of its Spanish-language viral hepatitis screening questionnaires
  4. IAC posts new and updated immunization-education print materials, including standing orders for hepatitis B vaccine
  5. Hepatitis B Foundation adds another Expert Speaker presentation to its website
  6. Now is a great time to purchase IAC's top-quality products, especially if you have fiscal year-end-dollars to spend
  7. CDC reports on U.S. kindergarteners' vaccination coverage during the 2006-07 school year
  8. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 59, August 9, 2007
  1. VIS news: CDC releases interim VIS for hepatitis B vaccine
  2. Merck notifies CDC of delays in production of its pediatric and adult hepatitis A vaccines
  3. CDC reports on hepatitis A vaccination coverage of U.S. children ages 24-35 months during 2004-05
  4. Official CDC Health Advisory: Hepatitis A infections linked to children adopted from Ethiopia and their family contacts
  5. Updated: IAC revises three of its immunization education print materials
  6. Support the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
  7. 2007 Perinatal Hepatitis B and HIV Grantees' Meeting presentations available online
  8. CDC website posts presentation slides from the June ACIP meeting
  9. Asian Liver Center publishes 2007 edition of its Physician's Guide to Hepatitis B
  10. National Viral Hepatitis Training Center offers training in San Diego
  11. MedPage Today offers teaching brief about treating HBV and HIV co-infection
  12. IAC website posts interim VIS for hepatitis B vaccine in Turkish
  13. Asian Liver Center operates an information help line
  14. National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans works to eliminate hepatitis B-related mortality and morbidity
  15. Hepatitis B Foundation's webcast on HIV and hepatitis B available online
  16. Hepatitis Foundation International hosting Atlantic Regional Hepatitis Coordinators' Meeting on September 17-18
  17. HEP DART meeting scheduled for December 9-13 in Maui
Issue 58, July 11, 2007
  1. New: CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases launches Vaccines & Immunizations website
  2. Online form for ordering CDC publications is up and running again
  3. New: 2008 edition of CDC's travel-health guide--the Yellow Book--now available online
  4. New: July 2007 issue of Vaccinate Women is on the IAC website
  5. Reformatted: IAC's popular online Ask the Experts web section offers users fast, easy navigation
  6. New CDC report examines drug use and sexual behavior
  7. Mark your calendar: August 9 is the date for CDC's live satellite broadcast "Immunization Update 2007"
  8. Hepatitis B Foundation posts conference proceedings online
  9. New issue of "Viral Hepatitis" available on VHPB website
Issue 57, June 5, 2007
  1. New: IAC website redesign underway, new web sections added
  2. Visit IAC's newly redesigned VIS web section
  3. CDC offers online resources for those working to prevent perinatal HBV infection
  4. CDC announces addition of hepatitis A module to its "You Call the Shots" training course
  5. CDC reports on epidemiology of chronic HBV infection in San Francisco
  6. CDC reports on hepatitis B prevention through universal infant immunization in China
  7. IAC updates its online Ask the Experts information on hepatitis A and hepatitis B
  8. IAC releases new and updated immunization-education pieces for health professionals and the public
  9. Public Health Reports supplement features articles about the integration of viral hepatitis prevention services
  10. Hepatitis B Foundation develops booklet for persons infected with HBV
  11. NASTAD releases primer on viral hepatitis policymaking and programs
  12. APAMSA sponsors spoken-word performance piece on hepatitis B
  13. HBF posts spring 2007 issue of the "B Informed" newsletter on its website
  14. HBF Liver Specialist Directory goes global
  15. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 56, May 2, 2007
  1. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: Journal of Infectious Diseases publishes article about HBV transmission between patients in dental practice: accompanying editorial advocates hepatitis B vaccination for all persons up to age 40 years
  2. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: IAC's hepatitis prevention website features new and revised programs
  3. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: symposium on HIV and hepatitis B vaccines planned for May 10 in Washington, DC
  4. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: congressional briefing on Asian American and Pacific Islander health scheduled for May 11
  5. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: Asian Health Coalition sponsoring media conference at the University of Illinois, May 8
  6. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and University of Washington develop online study site
  7. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: San Francisco starts Hep B Free campaign to test and vaccinate Asian Pacific Islanders
  8. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: HBF sponsors webcast about the changing epidemiology of HBV
  9. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: HBF promotes public awareness of chronic hepatitis B infection with "AIM for the B" campaign
  10. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: One-Minute Consult feature provides an authoritative answer to the #1 hepatitis question!
  11. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: Healthy Roads Media seeks input from HEP Express readers
  12. It's Hepatitis Awareness Month: World Gastroenterology Organisation provides information about World Digestive Health Day
Issue 55, April 18, 2007
  1. AAP policy statement recommends that all children receive hepatitis A vaccination at age 1 year
  2. FDA approves accelerated dosing schedule for Twinrix
  3. AAPCHO responds to CDC report about declining incidence of acute viral hepatitis infections
  4. April 2007 issue of Vaccinate Adults is on the Web and in the mail
  5. IAC revises two professional-education pieces
  6. PKIDS offers access to health professionals' expertise
  7. Hepatitis B Foundation expands its Expert Speakers Forum
  8. APAMSA launches new website
  9. HepB.tv offers hepatitis B programming for Asian Americans
  10. New: Tenth edition of the Pink Book is now in print and online
  11. English and Spanish VISs for most child and adult vaccines now in audio, multimedia, and web-page video format
  12. VHPB updates its website with new meeting report
Issue 54, March 28, 2007
  1. CDC's 2005 surveillance of acute viral hepatitis cases indicates dramatic decline from 1995 to 2005
  2. Input requested regarding World Hepatitis Awareness events
  3. Call your U.S. senators and representatives about signing the immunization appropriations letter
  4. March 2007 issue of Needle Tips offers many resources for childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
  5. Register now for the B Informed 2007 Patient Conference
  6. Bay Area students promote hepatitis B awareness
  7. Asian Liver Center's free "Know HBV" and "Hepatitis B and Moms-to-Be" brochures now in Korean, Lao, and Tagalog
  8. April 21-28 is National Infant Immunization Week; CDC's online resources make it easy to promote
  9. New: Journal of Family Practice's 2007 immunization supplement, "Vaccines Across the Life Span," now online
  10. Two books for parents—"Baby 411" and "Toddler 411"—offer sound vaccination information
  11. Pre-travel health advice is the topic for CDC's April 12 Current Issues in Immunization Net Conference
  12. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 53, March 7, 2007
  1. NASTAD issues Action Alert to ask Congress for more federal funding for hepatitis C prevention
  2. CDC's hepatitis C coordinator portal offers useful resources
  3. IAC's "Shop IAC" web page offers users centralized, convenient, one-stop shopping
  4. New: "Shots 2007" version of childhood and adult immunization schedules now available for handhelds
  5. Latino Organization for Liver Awareness sponsoring New York City Hepatitis C Walk
  6. Reminder: National Viral Hepatitis Training Center training dates approaching
  7. CDC funds available for translational research; letter of intent due March 12
  8. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 52, February 14, 2007
  1. IAC's hepatitis website celebrates six years of sharing good ideas!
  2. IAC revises its online Ask the Experts information on hepatitis A vaccine and general vaccine questions
  3. Updated: IAC revises three of its education materials
  4. CDC offers email update service for many CDC web pages
  5. Hepatitis B Foundation's B Connected newsletter provides information about living well with hepatitis
  6. PKIDS' Virtual Connections online community supports families affected by chronic infectious disease
  7. Rhode Island expands its perinatal hepatitis B prevention program to include hepatitis C prevention
  8. National Viral Hepatitis Training Center announces 2007 training dates
  9. LiverHope provides information and support for people with hepatitis
  10. Washington State Asian Pacific Islander Hepatitis B Task Force meeting set for March 8
Issue 51, January 10, 2007
  1. New: CDC issues ACIP's recommendations on elimination of hepatitis B virus infection in U.S. adults
  2. New: CDC launches website to promote implementation of revised hepatitis B immunization recommendations for adults
  3. Please consider a contribution to support IAC's work!
  4. Subscribe to IAC publications! They're free!
  5. New: Current Issues in Immunization Net Conference to focus on new adult hepatitis B and Tdap recommendations
  6. New: CDC issues ACIP's General Recommendations on Immunization
  7. New: CDC, AAP, and AAFP release the 2007 recommended immunization schedules for persons ages 0–18 years
  8. IAC revises five pieces related to viral hepatitis
  9. A must for every exam room: IAC's laminated U.S. adult immunization schedule—updated for 2006-07
  10. Hepatitis B Foundation offers online CME course about hepatitis B in Asian and Pacific Islanders
  11. Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board adds new resources to its website
  12. Digestive Disease Week to be held in Washington, DC, May 19–24
Issue 50, December 5, 2006
  1. Updated U.S. treatment guidelines for management of chronic hepatitis B published
  2. APAMSA develops new hepatitis B outreach guide
  3. American Liver Foundation launches website for the public about liver health
  4. CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis offers brochures in multiple languages
  5. Hepatitis B Foundation adds Turkish-language chapter to its website
  6. IAC revises many pieces related to viral hepatitis or general immunization
  7. Before the holiday rush, take time to register for CDC's 2007 National Immunization Conference
  8. New: Tenth edition of the Pink Book now available; order by December 15 for pre-publication discount
  9. Save the date: Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases broadcast planned for January/February 2007
Issue 49, November 7, 2006
  1. National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable releases plan to eliminate viral hepatitis in the United States
  2. FDA approves another drug for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B
  3. New: CDC releases October 2006–September 2007 adult immunization schedule
  4. New: October 2006 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are on the Web
  5. American Liver Foundation's THINK B program targets Asian Americans
  6. Hepatitis B Foundation offers information on co-infection
  7. 2005 NIS data indicate a slight increase in newborn hepatitis B vaccination rate compared to 2004 data
  8. Hep Team program for MSM expands from Chicago to other cities
  9. NIP revises its interactive immunization scheduler for children age 5 years and younger; adults can also go online to find out what vaccines are recommended
  10. 2007 calendar with hepatitis B messages for Asian Pacific Islanders available from WithinReach and the Washington State API Hep B Task Force
  11. New law: syringes can be sold without a prescription in Massachusetts
  12. Pennsylvania schedules its first viral hepatitis conference
Issue 48, September 28, 2006
  1. Check out IAC's hepatitis prevention programs website for new and updated programmatic information
  2. Survey of 2005 vaccination rates of U.S. children ages 19-35 months shows similar rates across racial and ethnic lines
  3. IAC updates its two summaries of immunization recommendations and other materials for healthcare professionals
  4. New York state's 2006 program manual for perinatal hepatitis B prevention now available online
  5. Promote healthcare worker vaccination with CDC's updated posters and flyers
  6. Read the Infectious Diseases in Corrections Report (formerly called HEPP Report)
  7. Visit the Hepatitis B Foundation website for featured stories that include information on rising liver cancer rates
  8. Check out the website of the National Nurses Advisory Council for Liver Wellness & Viral Hepatitis
  9. New website supports people living with chronic hepatitis B with information about the disease, testing, and treatment
  10. Get an international perspective on safe injection practices from SIGNpost newsletter and WHO web sections
  11. Annual SIGN Injection Safety and Infection Control meeting to be held in Mexico City on October 23-25
  12. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting scheduled for October 25-26 in Atlanta
  13. American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting planned for Boston on November 4-8
Issue 47, September 7, 2006
  1. CDC releases guidelines for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  2. New: August 2006 issue of Vaccinate Women is on the IAC website
  3. Updated: IAC makes significant revisions to the professional-education Q&A "Hepatitis B and the Healthcare Worker"
  4. Reminder that perinatal hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a nationally notifiable condition
  5. IAC releases new and revised standing orders for administering vaccines and managing vaccine reactions
  6. IAC redesigns home page of website to highlight new information
  7. Coming soon: 2005 National Immunization Survey (NIS) results will be published on September 15 in MMWR
  8. New: August issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now online
  9. Merck is experiencing temporary packaging constraints for adult hepatitis A and B vaccines
  10. Free: Two Spanish- and English-language films on immunization now available from Migrant Clinicians Network
  11. New: Thai-language VIS now available for hepatitis A vaccines
  12. Learn about best injection control practices used in the international arena
  13. LiverHope provides information, support, education, and awareness for people with hepatitis
  14. Asian American Pacific Islander Health Summit scheduled for September 14-16 in San Jose, CA
  15. Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) National Conference coming October 6-8, 2006
  16. Pacific Health Summit coming to Seattle from June 12-14, 2007
Issue 46, July 27, 2006
  1. "Ask the Experts" Hepatitis B: New and revised questions on IAC website!
  2. Updated: IAC revises its "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization" and three other adult immunization pieces
  3. Coming: Clinical Vaccinology Course set for November 3-5 in Atlanta
  4. Read SIGNPOST and keep up to date on global injection-safety issues
  5. Senator Rick Santorum introduces National Hepatitis B Act in United States Senate
  6. B Informed Patient Conference 2006 summary and slides now available
  7. Abbott Laboratories Inc. has won FDA approval for the first test that both screens for and confirms hepatitis B virus infection
  8. Reminder: CDC's Immunization update 2006 broadcast is scheduled for August 10
  9. Updated information on the hepatitis C awareness event (Hep Fest) to be held in Florida on September 3
  10. Coming! AAPI Health Summit 2006--September 14-16
Issue 45, June 29, 2006
  1. Free and now available: Asian Liver Center's new brochure, "Hepatitis B and Moms-to-Be," in English and Chinese
  2. Review the key issues of HBV treatment options as presented at Digestive Disease Week 2006
  3. Hepatitis B Foundation updates non-English language chapters
  4. Hepatitis B Congressional briefing raises awareness about hepatitis B
  5. Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board website features presentations from a meeting on hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other bloodborne infections in healthcare workers
  6. IAC develops and posts more standing orders for administering child, teen, and adult vaccines
  7. Attention school nurses: Give It a Shot toolkit offers lots of time-saving resources for promoting teen immunization
  8. New: The most recent issues of Needle Tips (May 2006) and Vaccinate Adults (June 2006) are now on the Web
  9. Asian Liver Center releases unique documentary on HBV: "Another Life: The Untold Story of an Asian Epidemic"
  10. Viral hepatitis integration brochure and other educational materials available free from CDC
  11. VIS translations: Current VIS for hepatitis A vaccine translated into Spanish and 10 other languages
  12. Updated: IAC revises many hepatitis-related information pieces for patients and healthcare professionals
  13. CDC issues "Summary of Notifiable Diseases—United States, 2004"
  14. Save the date: CDC's Immunization Update 2006 broadcast is scheduled for August 10
  15. Hepatitis C awareness event called Hep Fest coming to Florida on September 1-4
  16. Conference on hepatitis C, HIV, and other bloodborne pathogens planned for Chicago on October 26-27
Issue 44, May 24, 2006
  1. May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
  2. Two Hepatitis B reports featured in May 12 issue of MMWR
  3. Briefing on Hepatitis B Bill HR 4550 held in Washington, DC
  4. Viral hepatitis is the focus of the May issue of NASTAD's HIV Prevention Bulletin
  5. New: MMWR publishes updated ACIP recommendations for hepatitis A vaccine
  6. CDC features accredited viral hepatitis serology online training
  7. A worthwhile publication: SIGNpost will keep you up to date on global injection-safety issues
  8. Presentations from March international meeting on perinatal HBV transmission now available online
  9. Webcast coming June 6–7 on epidemiology and prevention of perinatal hepatitis B and C
  10. Sixth annual B Informed Patient Conference returning to San Francisco June 10–11
  11. Conference on the Public's Health and the Law in the Twenty-First Century planned for June 12–14 in Atlanta
  12. CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet June 29–30; advance registration recommended
  13. Twelfth International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease to be held in Paris July 1–5
Issue 43, April 26, 2006
  1. CDC offers online training in viral hepatitis serology
  2. CDC gathers resources related to the new ACIP hepatitis recommendations on one web page
  3. Hepatitis B Foundation releases new online tutorial for persons infected with HBV
  4. May 16 teleconference to discuss hepatitis vaccine programs and resources for immunization coalitions
  5. CDC posts signal-to-cut–off ratio guidelines
  6. Hepatitis B Foundation posts press release about NIH meeting on hepatitis B management
  7. IAC updates several print education pieces
  8. Hepatitis B Foundation posts Winter 2006 issue of the "B Informed" newsletter on its website
  9. North Carolina shares paper on the impact of its immunization initiatives on acute hepatitis B incidence
Issue 42, March 29, 2006
  1. New: AAP endorses CDC's hepatitis B recommendations for infants, children, and adolescents
  2. CDC releases updated hepatitis A VIS
  3. New: Laminated U.S. childhood and adult immunization schedules are a must for every exam room
  4. New: Current U.S. childhood and adult immunization schedules now available for PDAs
  5. IAC revises three hepatitis education pieces for patients
  6. LOLA sponsors second Hepatitis C March in New York City on May 18
  7. International HBV Meeting scheduled for September 17-20 in Vancouver, Canada
  8. SIGN 2005 meeting report now online
  9. National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans works to reduce hepatitis B-related mortality and morbidity
  10. Dr. Raymond Schinazi receives HBF scientific award for 2006
Issue 41, February 28, 2006
  1. Errata: MMWR publishes corrections to ACIP's hepatitis B recommendations for infants, children, and adolescents
  2. CDC posts presentations from the February 2 NetConference on ACIP's new childhood hepatitis B recommendations
  3. IAC's hepatitis website celebrates five years of sharing good ideas!
  4. Your help is needed: Support the National Hepatitis B Act, H.R. 4550
  5. CDC posts 2004 birth dose data online
  6. New: 9th edition of the Pink Book now available for downloading and ordering
  7. New: Spanish-language version of the current Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule now online
  8. New: IAC and New York state collaborate on a professional-education piece about the hepatitis B birth dose
  9. IAC updates patient-information pieces on immunizations for people infected with HIV and/or hepatitis C virus
  10. Reminder: March 6 is registration deadline for meeting on management of hepatitis B virus
  11. ICEID to be held in Atlanta on March 19–22; two related conferences also planned
  12. California Hepatitis C Task Force meeting scheduled for April 7–8
  13. B Informed Patient Conference scheduled for June 10–11
  14. Hepatitis B Foundation redesigns its website
  15. Asian American Hepatitis B Program launches new website
  16. Hepatitis B Foundation posts Fall 2005 issue of the "B Informed" newsletter on its website
Issue 40, February 3, 2006
  1. CDC releases Dear Colleague letter on recommendations to prevent perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission
  2. CDC posts hepatitis conference presentations online
  3. NIP website posts the 2006 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule and links to related materials
  4. CDC issues interim VIS for hepatitis A vaccine
  5. Important information for those planning on attending ACIP meetings
  6. MMWR list of exams available for continuing education credit includes three related to immunization and viral hepatitis
  7. Updated translations: Revised IAC patient-education brochure on hepatitis B now available in Vietnamese and Chinese
  8. APAMSA's National Hepatitis B Week scheduled for March 20–26
  9. WHO publishes the December 2005 meeting report of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
  10. Hepatitis B vaccination to be included in India's national immunization program
  11. Sign up for February continuing education conference calls
Issue 39, January 6, 2006
  1. New: ACIP issues hepatitis B recommendations for infants, children, and adolescents
  2. CDC provides online information about the new hepatitis B recommendations
  3. Net conference on new hepatitis B recommendations is scheduled for February 2; register by January 31
  4. Continuing education credits available for national hepatitis conference attendees
  5. Current Issues in Immunization Net Conference to focus on new hepatitis A vaccine recommendations
  6. Hepatitis B bill introduced in Congress
  7. NIP website posts provisional ACIP recommendations for use of Tdap, hepatitis A, and hepatitis B vaccines
  8. CDC issues press release about the appointment of three new center directors
  9. MMWR notifies readers that FDA approved lowering the age limit for Havrix hepatitis A vaccine to 12 months
  10. Management of hepatitis conference set for April 6-8 in Bethesda
  11. Access AASLD conference presentations online
  12. Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board adds two resources to its website
Issue 38, December 2, 2005
  1. Visit IAC's booth at the National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference next week!
  2. Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry established
  3. Multi-center treatment trial for children with chronic HCV now enrolling patients
  4. IAC revises many print pieces
  5. New: IAC website presents standing orders protocols in a single table for easy reference
  6. CDC's satellite broadcast/webcast on Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases is set for December 8
  7. New: Prepublication copies of the ninth edition of the Pink Book now available for order
  8. New: IAC website consolidates answers to FAQs onto one web section
  9. Teleconference about immunizing migrant workers scheduled for December 13
Issue 37, November 4, 2005
  1. ACIP recommends hepatitis A vaccine for all children
  2. FDA approves Havrix hepatitis A vaccine for use in children as young as age 12 months
  3. New: CDC issues Adult Immunization Schedule for October 2005–September 2006
  4. CDC adds web section on viral hepatitis transmission in ambulatory care settings
  5. Detailed agenda for National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference available online
  6. CDC discontinuing online hepatitis C training module
  7. MMWR notifies readers about FDA's approval of VAQTA hepatitis A vaccine for children 1 year and older
  8. The October 2005 issue of Vaccinate Adults is in the mail and on the Web
  9. Updated: IAC revises two professional-education pieces related to viral hepatitis
  10. National blood-borne pathogen conference to be held October 2006 in Chicago; abstracts due November 18
  11. B Informed Patient Conference notes posted
Issue 36, October 20, 2005
  1. Encourage Congress to fund viral hepatitis programs before October 26
  2. Viral Hepatitis Grassroots Training and Hill Education Day to take place before CDC's national hepatitis conference
Issue 35, October 5, 2005
  1. New: October 2005 issue of Needle Tips offers many resources for childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
  2. November 1 is deadline for sponsor and exhibitor registration for National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference
  3. IAC adds Spanish-language resource section to its hepatitis prevention programs website
  4. CDC adds Spanish-language viral hepatitis FAQs
  5. Clinical Care Options offers continuing education opportunities related to viral hepatitis
  6. New: Professional-education piece on Healthcare Worker Vaccination Recommendations available on IAC's website
  7. VIS translation: Thai-language VIS now available for hepatitis A vaccine
  8. Updated: Five IAC pieces related to viral hepatitis have been revised
  9. Updated: IAC's Summary of Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization has been substantially revised
  10. Michigan offers hepatitis C conference on October 27; early registration deadline is October 7
  11. Federal and military employees: Help IAC by using agency code 0233 when you contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign
Issue 34, September 9, 2005
  1. CDC establishes hurricane health and safety website
  2. FDA approves VAQTA hepatitis A vaccine for use in children ages 12 months and older
  3. Draft agenda for National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference available online; early registration ends September 30
  4. Heads up: November 4 is deadline for abstracts for the 2006 National Immunization Conference
  5. Article about integrating hepatitis B prevention into STD services available on CDC's website
  6. New: August 2005 issue of Vaccinate Women is on the IAC website
  7. IAC updates five print pieces
  8. Fall 2005 Liver Update meeting to be held in San Diego on September 29
  9. Hepatitis C Update meeting scheduled for September 29 in Charlottesville, VA
  10. Targeting Hepatitis C conference to be held November 1 in Buffalo, NY, and November 15 in New York City
  11. Office of Minority Health hosting summit in January; abstracts due October 3
  12. Reminder: HFI's Fourth Annual National Viral Hepatitis Summit will take place September 22-23
Issue 33, August 12, 2005
  1. CDC's National Viral Hepatitis Information Center now offers online ordering
  2. Guidelines for hepatitis C management available online
  3. CDC reports on a survey of U.S. syringe exchange programs operating during 2002
  4. Updated: IAC revises a professional education piece on preventing hepatitis B virus transmission
  5. WHO introduces a website on the safe management of healthcare waste
  6. National Gay Men's Health Summit to be held October 19-23 in Salt Lake City
  7. AASLD meeting to take place November 11-15 in San Francisco
Issue 32, July 15, 2005
  1. CDC releases guidance statement on HIPAA and perinatal hepatitis B
  2. Learn more about proposed hepatitis B vaccination strategies for U.S. adults
  3. National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors launches listserv related to viral hepatitis
  4. Hillsborough County, Florida, shares perinatal hepatitis B prevention resources
  5. Conference on methamphetamine, HIV, and hepatitis scheduled for August 19-20
  6. IAC adds five programs to its hepatitis prevention programs website
  7. VHPB updates its website with new meeting report
Issue 31, June 17, 2005
  1. May 2005 issues of "Needle Tips" and "Vaccinate Adults" now on the Web
  2. FDA approves Pegasys for chronic hepatitis B infection
  3. New: IAC develops a professional-education piece on the use of standing orders to improve adult vaccination rates
  4. CDC announces broad availability of the 2005-06 edition of its travel-health guide, the "Yellow Book"
  5. Hepatitis B Foundation offers interactive tutorial and other new resources
  6. NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health seeks abstracts for September conference
  7. Latino Organization for Liver Awareness sponsoring New York City Hepatitis C March for Awareness
  8. HFI's National Viral Hepatitis Summit to take place September 22-23, in Chicago
  9. Free viral hepatitis program offered July 16 in Orange, CA
  10. Hep C Connection develops new video
  11. Burmese hepatitis B VIS available online
  12. Time's running out: Use your fiscal year-end (June 30) dollars to stock up on essential immunization resources--or to contribute to IAC
Issue 30, May 20, 2005
  1. CDC report recommends health professionals limit use of IgM anti-HAV testing to specific indications
  2. Observe Hepatitis Awareness Month: visit IAC's redesigned hepatitis prevention programs website
  3. Observe Hepatitis Awareness Month: read the Migrant Clinicians Network's position paper on hepatitis
  4. Observe Hepatitis Awareness Month: donate $10 to vaccinate a child in China against hepatitis B
  5. Observe Hepatitis Awareness Month: submit an abstract to the National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference
  6. Conference sponsored by the Hepatitis C Harm Reduction Project to be held in Brooklyn, May 26-27
  7. WHO releases a guide for estimating the number of sharps-related HBV, HCV, and HIV infections in healthcare workers
  8. Answer to Cancer races to be run in August and September
  9. IAC adds Asian Liver Center video about hepatitis B to its website
Issue 29, May 10, 2005
  1. May 9-16 is the first National Hepatitis B Awareness Week; "Aim for the B" campaign is planned for the same time
  2. CDC's website highlights Hepatitis Awareness Month activities around the nation
Issue 28, April 15, 2005
  1. FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis B virus infection
  2. May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month
  3. New: The CDC-INFO Contact Center now answers phone-in immunization questions; VISs are changed accordingly
  4. National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference abstracts due May 27
  5. NASTAD's April HIV Prevention Bulletin focuses on hepatitis
  6. IAC updates multiple print pieces related to viral hepatitis
  7. Hepatitis B Foundation publishes Winter 2005 issue of "B Informed"
  8. FDA approves new HAV assay test
  9. HBF's B-Informed Patient Conference to be held July 9-10
  10. Recommendations for improving high-risk adults' influenza, PPV, and hepatitis B vaccination coverage now available
  11. New meeting information available on VHPB website
Issue 27, Mar. 18, 2005
  1. CDC reports on transmission of hepatitis B virus among persons undergoing blood glucose monitoring
  2. National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable meeting set for April 10-12
  3. CDC offers viral hepatitis integration information to HIV community planners
  4. National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference website now live
  5. Medline offers online hepatitis B tutorial
  6. IAC updates six viral hepatitis education pieces
  7. New bilingual hepatitis B posters available
  8. "Changing the Legacy" program scheduled for April 28 in San Gabriel Valley
  9. New issue of "Viral Hepatitis" available on VHPB website
Issue 26, Feb. 22, 2005
  1. CDC's draft ACIP hepatitis B recommendations available online for your review and comments
  2. Dr. John Ward accepts position as director of CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis
  3. CDC reports on hepatitis A vaccination coverage among U.S. children ages 24-35 months during 2003
  4. National Institutes of Health releases Action Plan for Liver Disease Research
  5. DHHS adds HBV and HCV to list of known carcinogens
  6. CDC reports African Americans have twice the incidence rate for hepatitis B and Streptococcus pneumoniae as whites
  7. EPA publishes updated guidance about safe needle/sharps disposal
  8. Hepatitis B Foundation establishes new research institute
  9. New resources about preventing occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens available
  10. Resources for safer tattooing in prisons available online
  11. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 25, Jan. 21, 2005
  1. Save the date: National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference set for December 5-9 in Washington, D.C.
  2. CDC publishes hepatitis A and hepatitis E information for tsunami survivors
  3. CDC launches web page devoted to perinatal hepatitis B information and resources
  4. New: PKIDS launches listservs for kids with hepatitis C and B
  5. CDC, AAP, and AAFP release the Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2005
  6. Summer camp for kids with hepatitis--send for an application before January 31
  7. AAP website posts an overview of changes in vaccination administration procedure codes and their valuation for 2005
  8. IAC updates viral hepatitis education pieces
  9. DHHS announces availability of funds for prevention of substance abuse, HIV, and hepatitis in minority populations
  10. Act soon: January 28 is the deadline for NIC's early-bird registration
  11. Registration opens January 19 for CDC's satellite broadcast on Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  12. AASLD schedules Single Topic Conference for March 4-5, in Chicago
  13. VHPB posts presentations from November meeting on website
Issue 24, Dec. 14, 2004
  1. New: CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis posts the Hepatitis C Toolkit on its website
  2. Former Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders spearheads national hepatitis A awareness campaign
  3. New: CDC issues adult immunization schedule for October 2004—September 2005
  4. Plan ahead: Use your year-end dollars to stock up on essential immunization resources for 2005--or to contribute to IAC
  5. Hepatitis B Foundation publishes Fall 2004 issue of "B Informed"
  6. Find clinical trial information online
  7. IAC updates two patient-education pieces
  8. Access AASLD conference presentations online
Issue 23, Nov 18, 2004
  1. CDC reports 89% decrease in acute hepatitis B infection among U.S. children and adolescents during 1990-2002
  2. VIS translations: New hepatitis A vaccine VIS now  available in eight additional languages
  3. CDC creates viral hepatitis slide show for high school students
  4. New York initiative provides free hepatitis B vaccine to hospitals adopting a universal birth dose policy
  5. Report on Illinois hospital practices related to hepatitis B birth dose available online
  6. CDC issues notice about false-positive HBsAg tests
  7. Updated: IAC revises two hepatitis-related education pieces
  8. October issue of "Vaccinate Adults" is on the Web
  9. New issue of "Viral Hepatitis" available on VHPB website
Issue 22, October 13, 2004
  1. CDC releases Hepatitis Surveillance Report No. 59
  2. CDC and GACVS respond to Neurology article on hepatitis B vaccine and multiple sclerosis
  3. New translation: "Protect yourself against hepatitis A & B: A guide for gay and bisexual men" now available in Spanish
  4. Newly revised hepatitis A VIS has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog
  5. IAC revises three patient education brochures related to viral hepatitis
  6. CDC offers expanded web resources on hepatitis C and injection drug use
  7. National Association of Hepatitis Task Forces launches website
  8. November 19 is the deadline for abstracts for CDC's 2005 National Immunization Conference
Issue 21, Sept 16, 2004
  1. August 2004 issue of "VACCINATE WOMEN" is on the IAC website
  2. HBF adds presentation by Dr. Harold Margolis to its Online Expert Speakers Forum
  3. CDC web page answers questions about HIV and HCV coinfection
  4. AASLD annual meeting to be held October 29-November 2, in Boston
  5. National Coalition of STD Directors to meet in Baltimore, October 6-8
  6. Update: IAC revises its patient-education sheet "Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized!"
  7. Michigan has distributed 300,000 adult immunization record cards—IAC urges you to distribute them, too!
  8. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 20, August 13, 2004
  1. VIS update: CDC issues revised VIS for hepatitis A vaccine
  2. CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis redesigns MSM web section
  3. CDC reports on transmission of hepatitis B virus in Georgia correctional facilities
  4. CDC reports on hepatitis B vaccination of inmates in Texas correctional facilities
  5. If you vaccinate adults, you can't afford to be without the "Adults Only Vaccination" kit
  6. American Gastroenterological Association offers online expert "conversations"
  7. IAC makes minor changes to its English and Spanish patient-education piece "All Kids Need Hepatitis B Shots!"
  8. Correction to HEPX #19 article
  9. Journal articles you may have missed
Issue 19, July 28, 2004
  1. Physician's guide to chronic hepatitis B treatment available online
  2. GLMA develops new hepatitis prevention materials for MSM
  3. HBF offers an online CME course for physicians
  4. "Answer to Cancer" race to be held August 8
  5. Summer issue of HBF's "Be Informed" newsletter available online
  6. New resources available on VHPB website
Issue 18, June 25, 2004
  1. CDC made great strides in viral hepatitis prevention under the leadership of Dr. Harold Margolis
  2. AMA develops guide to appropriate reimbursement coding for populations at risk of viral hepatitis
  3. CDC publishes state hepatitis C prevention activities on its website
  4. Web-text versions of IAC's standing orders protocols can be modified to meet your practice or clinic needs
  5. Errors discovered and corrected in footnotes of "Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule--United States, July-December 2004" on the NIP website
  6. CDC offers web-based hepatitis B disease burden model
  7. IAC publishes updated education piece on unusual cases of HBV transmission
  8. Centerforce to host 5th Annual Inside/Out Summit in San Francisco, September 11-15
  9. Therapies for Viral Hepatitis workshop to be held November 2-3 in Boston
  10. Coming soon! HFI'S National Viral Hepatitis Summit scheduled for August 26-27 in Baltimore, MD
  11. Continuing education: For a global immunization perspective, subscribe to these high-quality international listservs
Issue 17, May 20, 2004
  1. CDC launches web section to help prevent STDs among MSM
  2. CDC develops "Top 11" FAQ page about viral hepatitis
  3. Free CME courses for physicians on viral hepatitis available online
  4. Hepatitis B Foundation introduces first expert speaker online
  5. CDC'S new primer on diagnosing and managing foodborne illnesses includes information on hepatitis A virus
  6. Journal articles you might have missed
  7. New: IAC posts 16 adult immunization resources on its website
  8. New translation: Hepatitis B brochure now available in Tongan
Issue 16, April 15, 2004
  1. CDC and AASLD comment on USPSTF recommendations for hepatitis C screening
  2. CDC releases Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese versions of "Hepatitis B and You"
  3. HBF launches electronic newsletter
  4. HFI's National Viral Hepatitis Summit to be held August 26-27 in Baltimore, MD
  5. VA web page offers information on starting hepatitis C support groups
  6. 2004 LGBTI Health Summit to be held August 25-29 in Cambridge, MA
  7. June 1 is the registration deadline for "B Informed 2004"
  8. IAC's Hepatitis Prevention Programs website adds four new programs
  9. Journal articles you might have missed
Issue 15, Mar 18, 2004
  1. CDC releases "Dear Colleague" letter on recommended STD prevention services for MSM
  2. HBF adds a National Library of Medicine tutorial to its website
  3. CDC workbook on sharps injury prevention programs available online
  4. AASLD practice guidelines published online
  5. Two new issues of "Viral Hepatitis" available on VHPB website
  6. WHO publishes injection safety documents
  7. National Harm Reduction Conference to take place November 11-14, 2004
  8. Updated: IAC makes minor changes to its professional-education sheet "Hepatitis B Facts: Testing and Vaccination"
Issue 14, Feb 18, 2004
  1. Kids with hepatitis can go to camp!
  2. NASTAD "HIV Prevention Bulletin" reports on the benefits of service integration
  3. New website provides community needle and syringe disposal information
  4. CDC, AAP, and AAFP publish "Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule--United States, January-June 2004"
  5. Harm Reduction Coalition publishes new hepatitis C resource
  6. January issue of "NEEDLE TIPS" has been mailed and is on the Web
  7. New: 8th edition of "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" (the "Pink Book") now available
  8. California Inter-County Hepatitis C Task Force Conference to be held in San Jose, March 18-19, 2004
Issue 13, Jan 14, 2004
  1. CDC reports on U.S. incidence of acute hepatitis B
  2. CDC adds training and counseling resources to its hepatitis website
  3. HBF adds new resources to its website
  4. HBF offers free parent packet
  5. GLMA survey indicates more than half of MSM not protected against hepatitis A and B
  6. NIDA requests proposals for preventing HIV and other infections among drug users in criminal justice system
  7. CDC distributes hepatitis C toolkit to 143,000 physicians
  8. CDC issues guidelines for infection control in dental health-care settings
Issue 12, Dec 19, 2003
  1. CDC's "Immunization Works!" electronic newsletter for November includes information on changes to infant hepatitis B schedule
  2. Minimum standards for conducting street outreach available online
  3. Hepatitis A brochure produced by the Indian Health Service available on CDC website
  4. New: IAC's latest professional-education materials available on the Web
  5. American Correctional Association to host live webcast January 12, 2004
  6. "Hepatitis in the Heartland" conference scheduled for March 30-31, 2004
  7. CDC announces availability of HIV prevention funding through two program announcements
Issue 11, Nov 26, 2003
  1. CDC publishes report about current hepatitis A outbreak in Pennsylvania
  2. Attention adult medical specialists: The latest issue of "VACCINATE ADULTS!" is on the Web
  3. "SIGNpost" reports on hepatitis C treatment in Alabama state prisons
  4. Wisconsin enacts legislation requiring college students to receive meningococcal and hepatitis B information
  5. Study will test potential hepatitis C vaccine on humans
  6. Journal articles you might have missed
  7. HIV vaccine awareness communications campaign seeks partners for education and outreach
  8. Hepatitis A and B VISs in Hindi available on IAC website
Issue 10, Oct 30, 2003
  1. CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis launches Spanish version of its website
  2. Human Rights Watch publishes report on government interference in syringe exchange programs
  3. Low vaccination rates found among adults at high risk for hepatitis B
  4. CDC publishes the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for 2003-04
  5. OSHA publishes bulletin on disposal of contaminated needles and blood tube holders
  6. October issue of NEEDLE TIPS in the mail and on the Web
  7. IAC's revised hepatitis pieces answer common questions
  8. Journal articles you might have missed
  9. Fall issue of HBF's "B Informed" available online
  10. Hepatitis C infection and substance abuse conference scheduled for November 11-13 in Washington, D.C.
  11. CDC notifies readers about the International Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases
Issue 9, Oct 3, 2003
  1. CDC reports on transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses in U.S. outpatient settings during 2000-02
  2. CDC reports on global progress toward childhood hepatitis B vaccination
  3. IAC adds "MSM Vaccination" page to its website
  4. CDC issues health advisory about a current multi-state outbreak of foodborne hepatitis A
  5. CDC offers new resources for preventing hepatitis A at concerts and festivals
  6. New: September 2003 issue of "VACCINATE WOMEN" now online
  7. Take a closer look at CDC's Hepatitis Resource Center
Issue 8, Sept 10, 2003
  1. "A Public Health Model for Correctional Health Care" available
  2. IAC's new web section features PowerPoint presentations
  3. ALF's hepatitis C symposium to take place September 26 in Seattle
  4. New York State Department of Health shares letter written to HIV prevention providers
  5. Texas Department of Health offers online "Hepatitis C Prevention Counseling Training"
  6. IAC's Hepatitis Prevention Programs website now features 90 programs
  7. CDC reports on a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A among young adult concert attendees
  8. Revised: IAC updates its patient education sheet "If you have chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection. . . "
Issue 7, August 15, 2003
  1. CDC spotlights New Mexico's Viral Hepatitis Awareness Campaign
  2. Spring 2003 issue of "B Informed" features many useful articles
  3. HFI's 2003 Hepatitis Summit to take place November 10-11
  4. CDC announces availability of funds for hepatitis integration projects
  5. IAC continually updates its web page on the hepatitis B vaccine birth dose
  6. National Conference on Correctional Health Care set for October 4-8 in Austin, Texas
  7. Study finds high prevalence of hepatitis C in sample of homeless veterans
  8. "SIGNpost" reports on hepatitis C treatment cuts in Pennsylvania prisons
Issue 6, July 30, 2003
  1. CDC releases updated slide set on hepatitis A
  2. September 29 is deadline for abstracts for the 2004 National STD Prevention Conference
  3. IAC adds "Dialysis, Viral Hepatitis, and Immunization" page to its website
  4. "SIGNpost" summarizes two articles on the cost of hepatitis C in prisons
  5. IAC adds new resources to its Hepatitis Prevention Programs website
  6. Wisconsin Hepatitis Conference set for September 5
Issue 5, July 2, 2003
  1. Article about hepatitis B vaccination of high-risk adults makes case for federal funding
  2. New website for MSM lists clinics providing free or low-cost hepatitis A and B vaccination
  3. Recent hepatitis-related articles you may have missed
  4. State hepatitis coordinators provide assistance nationwide
  5. IAC offers Vaccine Information Statements in up to 28 languages
Issue 4, June 6, 2003
  1. Vaccines for Children (VFC) program supports a universal hepatitis B birth dose policy
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics paper rebuts article purporting a connection between thimerosal and autism
  3. Three new articles about preventing hepatitis B in women and children
  4. IAC posts presentations from CDC's 2003 National Hepatitis Coordinators' Conference
  5. Know someone with chronic hepatitis B infection? If so, be sure to tell them about the "B-Informed 2003" conference!
  6. NASTAD's "HIV Prevention Bulletin" going exclusively electronic
  7. GayHealth.com launches Hepatitis Awareness Campaign
  8. New: English- and Spanish-language hepatitis B Vaccine Information Statements available in audio format
Issue 3, May 21, 2003
  1. IAC's Hepatitis Prevention Programs website adds five new programs and a support group section
  2. HHS expands online health information for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
  3. CMS releases new Medicare payment rates for administering influenza, pneumococcal, and hepatitis B vaccines
  4. Attention adult medicine specialists: Spring 2003 issue of "Vaccinate Adults!" is available online
  5. Three studies on perinatal hepatitis B prevention practices indicate continuing problems
  6. Hepatitis B Foundation re-launches website
  7. California Department of Health goes to the movies!
Issue 2, April 24, 2003
  1. CDC offers online hepatitis C training for health professionals
  2. CDC report describes hepatitis C virus transmission to organ and tissue recipients of antibody-negative donor
  3. Help improve hepatitis B and A vaccination rates of men who have sex with men
  4. Hepatitis B Foundation's "Drug Watch" tracks compounds in development for treatment of chronic hepatitis B
  5. IAC'S adult record cards can help your patients keep track of their immunizations
Issue 1,  Mar 31, 2003
  1. National Viral Hepatitis Information Center updates its education materials order form
  2. CDC releases recommendations on prevention and control of hepatitis virus infections in correctional settings followed by an errata announcement
  3. CDC releases "Guidelines for Laboratory Testing and Result Reporting of Antibody to Hepatitis C Virus"
  4. Hepatitis C resources for U.S. veterans and their health care providers
  5. Minnesota Department of Health's "Viral Hepatitis Compendium" a good resource for health professionals
  6. Now two years old, IAC's hepatitis prevention programs website has grown in size and scope
  7. Numerous hepatitis A and B resources available from IAC
  8. IAC introduces "HEP EXPRESS" listserv

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