Curr Hepatology Rep (2017) 16:178–183 DOI 10.1007/s11901-017-0364-8 HEPATITIS B (J LIM, SECTION EDITOR) 1 1,5 2,3 1,2,4 Jacob M. Smith & A. Ziggy Uvin & Alexandria Macmadu & Josiah D. Rich Published online: 7 August 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract incarcerated individuals and the general public. Research on Purpose of Review The review details recent literature reports effective linkage to community HBV care following release is regarding Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and, in particular, needed. Hepatitis B prevalence/incidence in incarcerated populations . . around the world. Furthermore, the review will summarize the Keywords Hepatitis B Hepatitis B in prisoners HBV . . . national/international guidelines regarding HBV and look at prevention Vaccination Injection drug use Sexually diagnosis, vaccination, treatment, and linkage to care after transmitted infections (STI) release. Recent Findings HBV affects prisoners at a much higher rate than the general populations. Many who are at increased risk Introduction for HBV infection are also at increased risk for incarceration. Incarcerated settings also have higher rates of HBV Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a DNA virus that can lead to transmission. chronic viral infection of the liver. Infection can progress to Summary Incarcerated individuals should be immunized if
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Published: Aug 7, 2017
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