What is the role of hepatitis B testing in the workup of HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Derek T Larson, DO; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Hepatitis B testing, as follows:

  • Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) upon presentation and then at 6 months, if susceptible
  • Hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) upon presentation and then at 6 months, if susceptible
  • Hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) upon presentation and then at 6 months, if susceptible

Hepatitis C testing: Surface antibody upon presentation and then at 6 months, if susceptible


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