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Prevention Programs
Adult Hepatitis Immunization Program (New York)
Provides vaccine for free hepatitis A and B immunization in county STD clinics. Reviewed 4/18/08

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

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

Denver Public Health Department
Offers hepatitis B and A vaccines to clients of public STD and CTS clinics and to inmates at Denver County Jail. Reviewed 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

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

HCV Coordinator Program; Virginia Department of Health; Division of Disease Prevention
A program integrating STD treatment and hepatitis prevention services. Reviewed 4/23/08

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

Hepatitis B Immunization Program, Prince George's County Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program (Maryland)
The Prince George's Hepatitis B Program has engaged in additional efforts to serve the community. They are currently assisting the TB Control program in vaccinating immigrants entering the County. They are also vaccinating patients ages 19 years and older who come in for STD services. Reviewed 5/14/08

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

Michigan Department of Health High-Risk Hepatitis B Vaccination Program
Provides hepatitis B vaccine to state-funded STD clinics. Reviewed 11/23/07

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

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

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of STD Control, Hepatitis Program
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of STD Control, Hepatitis Program has successfully integrated viral hepatitis services into multiple city STD clinics. Reviewed 4/18/08

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

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

Project HANDI (HIV AIDS Networking Disability Information) (San Diego County, CA)
Project HANDI is a both a lecture and group discussion seminar that enables people to understand people with disabilities that include people with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. 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

STDateline
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

Vaccine for Adults at High Risk Program (Kansas)
Offers hepatitis A and B vaccines to clients seeking STD/HIV services at three local health departments. Reviewed 9/11/08

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

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
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5708a1.htm
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5708.pdf

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/rr5516a1.htm
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
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5516.pdf
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
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5416.pdf

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
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5511a1.htm

Guidelines for Laboratory Testing and Result Reporting of Antibody to Hepatitis C Virus
Source: MMWR, February 7, 2003, Vol. 52 (RR-3):1-24
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5203.pdf

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
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/c/plan/index.htm

 
 
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
www.publichealthreports.org/userfiles/122_SUP2/2_PHR122_Sup2_1-5.pdf

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
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/resource/PDFs/hiv_comm_planners.pdf

National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Division of STD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/std
For information call:
CDC-INFO
1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348 In English en Español

Prevent STDs Among MSM
Source: CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/msm

Prevent STDs Among MSM Pocket Guide
Source: CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/msm/msmpocketcard2.pdf

Brief Sex History Questionnaire
Source: Immunization Action Coalition
www.immunize.org/sxhx/index.htm

Disease Burden from Hepatitis A, B, and C in the United States
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/resource/PDFs/disease_burden.pdf

Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Coinfection
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/idu/hepatitis/hepc_and_hiv_co.pdf

Hepatitis B Immunization in an STD Clinic
Source: STD and Hepatitis Prevention Program, County of San Diego, CA
www.hepprograms.org/std/manual/index.htm

HIV Prevention Fact Sheets
Source: Center for Aids Prevention Studies, Updated April 19, 2002
www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS

 
 
Related Organizations

International AIDS Alliance
Supporting community action on AIDS in developing countries
www.aidsalliance.org/sw5698.asp

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
www.caps.ucsf.edu

Journal of the American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association
www.stdjournal.com

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
A community center for sexual health and HIV/AIDS services
www.apiwellness.org

The Banyan Tree Project
The Banyan Tree Project is a national campaign to fight HIV/AIDS discrimination and stigma in APIA communities.
www.banyantreeproject.org

 
 
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:
www.hepb.org/pdf/patient_info_packet.pdf

AIDS Map Internet Link
A comprehensive site on many AIDS issues
www.aidsmap.com

The Center for HIV/AIDS Services
Established in 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Community Center has grown to become the largest LGBT multi-service organization on the East Coast and second largest LGBT community center in the world.
www.gaycenter.org

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
Hotline: (800) 227-8922

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

Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the differences

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

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

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

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.

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

Questions frequently asked about hepatitis B
IAC's most popular piece on hepatitis B

Every week hundreds of sexually active people are infected with hepatitis B.
A hepatitis B brochure for adults.

Every day, teens are infected with hepatitis B.
A brochure for teens and parents.

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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