Hepatitis B Perspective

 
 
  • PrEP Is Highly Effective; How Can We Increase Adoption? Preexposure prophylaxis has been proven to be effective when taken consistently, but treatment uptake and retention are low. What can clinicians do to expand HIV prevention?
  • ILC 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ILC 2020
  • ACIP 2020 Child/Teen Immunization Schedule: The Highlights A quick tour of key changes in the 2020 ACIP child/adolescent immunization schedule.
  • Updated Guidance for Hepatitis C Virus Treatment in Primary Care Eradication of hepatitis C won't happen without the help of the primary care provider workforce.
  • Malpractice Case: Dangers When Taking Over a Patient's Care Accepting a transfer patient means accepting the issues and medication that come with that patient. Failure to understand that can result in a lawsuit if something goes wrong.
  • AASLD 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AASLD 2019
  • 'Curing' Hepatitis C Is Not the End of Patient Care Antiviral therapy has given patients with hepatitis C infection a new lease on life, but the risk for cancer and reinfection means they still require continued monitoring.
  • Hepatitis A: Breaking Out All Over Every encounter with those at risk is an opportunity to vaccinate against hepatitis A.
  • ILC 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ILC 2019
  • ACIP 2019 Adult Schedule: What You Need to Know   Dr Sandy Fryhofer, an internist and liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, reviews key changes in the 2019 adult immunization schedule.
  • Viral Hepatitis: Five Highlights From the Liver Meeting Dr William Balistreri reports on the most important viral hepatitis news from this year's Liver Meeting.
  • Two- vs Three-Drug Initial Therapy for HIV   Dr Paul Sax describes the potential clinical implications of the GEMINI studies.
  • HCV: 6 Reasons in Favor of Antiviral Therapy During Pregnancy Dr Nancy Reau discusses factors that could potentially support the use of antiviral therapy during pregnancy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus infection.
  • Which Vaccines Do Pregnant Women Need? New, All-in-One Resource ACOG provides a neatly packaged summary of vaccines for childbearing women to protect not only themselves, but their infants as well. Which vaccines are safe and which should be avoided?
  • Treating Alcoholic Liver Diseases Dr Rowen Zetterman on how promoting early alcohol abstinence, looking for comorbidities, and implementing other techniques may keep a bad situation from getting worse.
  • Affluence and Liver Cancer: What's the Connection?   Rising rates of liver cancer mortality parallel another health issue in the US--obesity.
  • Hepatitis B Update: Vaccination and Follow-up   CDC outlines the indications for hepatitis B vaccination, including the number of doses, postvaccination serology, and when revaccination is needed.
  • Viral Hepatitis Overview Video   The hepatitis virus invades liver cells and causes inflammation in the liver tissue. All of the types have slightly different presentations, symptoms and severity. Find out more in this video.
  • ILC 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ILC 2018.
  • 2018 ACIP Immunization Schedules: Key Changes Drs David Kim and Candice Robinson, from the CDC, provide a brief bulleted summary of the key changes clinicians should know.