When is a hepatitis B virus infection test indicated in the management of HIV infection in primary care?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Jason F Okulicz, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The patient’s hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection status should be tested upon entry to care, including measurement of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb), and antibody to hepatitis B total core antigen (anti-HBc or HBcAb). Those who are susceptible to infection should be vaccinated against HBV.


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