Public Health Opportunities in the ED: Step 1: Screen for HBV, Step 2: Link to Care

Screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the emergency department (ED) is an important public health opportunity, as it can reduce transmission in high-risk patients and facilitate linkage to care. HBV testing can be included when screening for sexually transmitted infections(STIs)and hepatis C virus (HCV), and emergency department (ED) physicians to employ strategies for follow-up, […]

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By Simone Kahmeyer |