Hepatitis

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Hepatitis B Virus Infection, Pregnant Women

The AAFP recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit. (2009)

(Grade: A recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepbpg.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Hepatitis B Virus Chronic Infection

The AAFP recommends against routinely screening the general asymptomatic population for chronic hepatitis B virus infection. (2004)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepb.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Hepatitis C Virus Infection, Adults

The AAFP recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in persons at high risks for infection. The AAFP also recommends offering one-time screening for HCV infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965. (2013)
(Grade: B recommendation)

Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm#poststaskforce.org(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12hepc hepcfinalrs.htm#consider(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)