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Prevention Programs

AID Atlanta's Men's STD Clinic (Atlanta, GA)
Provides STD screening and treatment services in conjunction with its wide range of HIV prevention and care services. Referrals for treatment and social/emotional support services are also offered by prevention specialists to those who test positive for HCV and/or HIV. Services are available primarily for DeKalb and Fulton Counties in the metro Atlanta area. Reviewed 4/4/08

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

Callen-Lorde Health Center (New York, NY)
Provides health services, including education, screening, and immunization for hepatitis for the LGBT community in New York City and beyond. Reviewed 1/29/08

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

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective (Connecticut)
Conducts a weekly STD clinic where persons can receive hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine. Reviewed 9/8/08

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

Hep Team Chicago
Hep Team Chicago is a citywide summer 2005 program of the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Howard Brown Health Center, and the Center on Halsted, intended to raise awareness and offer hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines to MSM in Chicago. Reviewed 2/2/07

Hepatitis A and hepatitis B Vaccination among MSM: An Online Investigation and Intervention Posted 9/7/07

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

Howard Brown Health Center (Chicago, IL)
Offers hepatitis A and B vaccinations on a sliding scale to clients of their Chicago-area clinic. Also offers comprehensive hepatitis A, B, and C service (screening, evaluation, treatment) through their primary medical care clinic. Reviewed 4/4/08

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

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

Minnesota Department of Health, HIV/STD Prevention Provider Site Immunization Program
Provides free hepatitis B vaccine to clients at 8 HIV/STD Prevention Provider sites and free hepatitis A vaccine at 2 sites. Reviewed 1/28/08

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 1, 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

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

Viral Hepatitis Integration for HIV Prevention Community Planners Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Hotline: (800) 227-8922

Resources for Gay Men's Health
Source: CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis

Prevent STDs Among MSM Pocket Guide
Source: CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis

Brief Sex History Questionnaire
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

List of clinics offering free or low-cost hepatitis vaccination to MSM
Source: Gayhealth.com

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

Creating a Safe Clinical Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Patients
Source: Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

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

GLMA hepatitis information

HIV Prevention Fact Sheets
Source: Center for Aids Prevention Studies, Updated April 19, 2002

Related Organizations

Gay Men's Health Crisis
A not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. Hepatitis C information is also offered.

This organization's website offers information and resources for people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

Hepatitis Awareness Campaign

Information for Clients
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"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

National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (STD homepage)
1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348 In English en Español

Protect yourself against hepatitis A and hepatitis B... a guide for gay and bisexual men
A brochure for men who have sex with men.

Protect Yourself from Hepatitis (full-color booklet)
Source: National Minority AIDS Council

Clinics providing free or low-cost hepatitis B and A vaccination for men who have sex with men
Source: GayHealth.com

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

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 HIV infection, which vaccinations do you need?
A visual table of shots recommended for HIV-infected adults.

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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