1 in ~150 people have chronic hepatitis B.1-3,a Are your patients among them?

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aBased on 2012 estimate for total prevalence of CHB in the United States1 extrapolated to 2019 US population.3

Identify at-risk patients

Certain at-risk populations experience a higher incidence of HBV infection.4

CHB=chronic hepatitis B; HBV=HBV=hepatitis B virus.

b2012 estimate.1

Screen for and diagnose Hep B

~2 out of 3
are unaware

About 2 out of 3 people living with CHB in the US are unaware of their infection.5

Connect patients to treatment

20% to 30% of people with CHB develop liver problems such as cirrhosis, HCC or liver failure.6

25% die prematurely of these conditions.7

HCC=hepatocellular carcinoma.

Manage chronic hepatitis B

Donut graph showing 62%62%
of CHB patients are not monitored for HBV DNA

62% of CHB patients are never or not routinely monitored for HBV DNA.6 AASLD guidance recommends ongoing evaluation and monitoring are essential components of disease management.7

Information for healthcare professionals

AASLD=American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; ACP=American College of Physicians; CDC=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; USPSTF=U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
  1. Gish R, Cohen C, Block J, et al. Data supporting updating estimates of the prevalence of chronic hepatitis B and C in the United States. Hepatology. 2015;62:1339-1341.
  2. Kowdley K, Wang C, Welch S, et al. Prevalence of chronic hepatitis B among foreign-born persons living in the United States by country of origin. Hepatology. 2012;56:422-433.
  3. U.S. Census Bureau. U.S. and World Population Clock. The United States. Census Bureau website. https://www.census.gov/popclock/. Accessed October 1, 2019.
  4. Terrault NA, Lok ASF, McMahon BJ, et al. Update on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic hepatitis B: AASLD 2018 hepatitis B guidance. Hepatology. 2018;67(4):1560-1599.
  5. Cohen C, Holmberg SD, McMahon BJ, et al. Is chronic hepatitis B being undertreated in the United States? J Viral Hepat. 2011;18:377-383.
  6. World Health Organization. Guidelines for the prevention, care and treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis B infection. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2015.
  7. Abara W, Qaseem A, Schillie S, et al. Hepatitis B vaccination, screening, and linkage to care: best practice advice from the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ann Intern Med. 2017;167(11):794-804.
  8. Spradling P, Xing J, Rupp L, et al. Infrequent clinical assessment of chronic hepatitis B patients in United States general healthcare settings. Clin Infect Dis.2016;63:1205-1208.