New York City
- EpiQuery: NYC Interactive Health Data. EpiQuery is a web-based, user-friendly system offering prevalence estimates with confidence intervals, rates over time, bar charts and neighborhood maps, and much more.
- Hepatitis A, B & C Surveillance Reports (2005-2013). NYC Health Dept.
- Chronic Hepatitis C Surveillance Data 2010-2011. NYC Health Dept.
- Geographic Co-occurrence of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis in New York City. NYC Health Dept, PCSI.
- Estimating the prevalence of hepatitis C infection in New York City using surveillance data. Epidemiology and Infection, 2013.
- Enhanced Chronic Hep C Surveillance in New York City. 2013.
- Estimating the prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection–New York City, 2008. NYC Health Dept.
- Hepatitis Outreach Network: A practical strategy for hepatitis screening with linkage to care in foreign-born communities. J Hepatol. 2013.
- Half a diagnosis: gap in confirming infection among hepatitis C antibody-positive patients. NYC Health Dept, 2013.
Guidance for Medical Providers
- City Health Information: Diagnosing and Managing Hepatitis C (2014 version)
- City Health Information: Preventing and Managing Hepatitis B
- City Health Information: Diagnosing and Managing Hepatitis C (2010 version)
New York State
- New York State Department of Health Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan (2010 – 2015)
- Estimating HCV Prevalence at the State Level: A Call to Increase and Strengthen Current Surveillance Systems. American Journal of Public Health, 2013.
- The HHS Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis
- Evaluation and Treatment of Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines. Federal Bureau of Prisons, 2012.
- Institute of Medicine Report: Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis Infections in the United States (2008)
- Infectious Disease Screening for Refugees Resettled in the US, 2004. Hepatitis B and Africans are on page 3.
- Prevalence of Chronic Hepatitis B Among Foreign-Born Persons Living in the United States by Country of Origin. Hepatology, 2012.
New York State Laws
- Public Health Law 2164: Hep B Vaccination Requirement for Public School Attendance
- Public Health Law 2500-e: Hep B Antigen Test and Follow Up Care Requirements for Pregnant Mothers
- Amendment to Public Health Law 2171: Hep C Testing – Required Offering for Baby Boomers
- NYS Law A05502B prohibits health companies from mandating mail order pharmacy. If the consumer does not have a clear option, a complaint can be filed through Attorney General’s Health Care Consumer’s Help Line 1-800-342-3736.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Summary and Resources: CDC Recommendations For Testing and Management of Chronic Hepatitis B
- Mandates For Screening and Vaccination by State
- Population-based Surveillance for Hepatitis C Virus, United States, 2006 2007
- Prevention and Control of Infections with Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings MMWR 2003
- Immunization of Health-Care Workers: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) MMWR 1997
- Public Health Service Inter-Agency Guidelines for Screening Donors of Blood, Plasma, Organs, Tissues, and Semen for Evidence MMWR 1991
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations
- Strongly recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit. Grade: A Recommendation.
- Recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in persons at high risk for infection. Grade: B Recommendation.
- The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in persons at high risk for infection. The USPSTF also recommends offering one-time screening for HCV infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965. Grade: B Recommendation.