CDC Website CDC Website

To Join the NPIN community or

You are here

Hepatitis B Foundation

Your Liver and How it Works

NPIN admin's picture
This information sheet discusses the liver and the effect of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection on the liver. It explains the functions of the liver in the body, HBV, and how HBV can damage the liver making it difficult for the liver to function normally, what to do if chronically infected with HBV and how HBV can lead to liver cancer.

Hepatitis B and Health Care Providers: What You Need to Know

NPIN admin's picture
This information sheet discusses hepatitis B and health care providers. It describes the disease, which is caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and the increased risk of exposure for health care workers who are in contact with human blood, blood products, and body fluids. It explains how a health care worker can be protected by getting hepatitis B vaccine, and the use of post exposure prophylaxis to treat health care workers who have been exposed to the virus.

Hepatitis B Clinical Trials: What You Need To Know

NPIN admin's picture
This information sheet discusses clinical trials, which are studies for testing the safety and efficacy of new drugs before they are approved. It lists the four phases of clinical trials, three prior to approval, and the fourth to examine long-term effects. It explains informed consent, why an individual would volunteer to participate in a clinical trial, how the volunteers are protected, and what an individual should know before joining a clinical trial.

Información Sobre el Tratamiento de la Hepatitis B

NPIN admin's picture
This information sheet discusses treatment for persons who are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus. It explains the current treatment, including the seven Food and Drug Administration approved drugs that can reduce the risk of progressive liver damage. It answers the question whether every patient with HBV infection needs to be treated, discusses clinical trials, and provides sources for further treatment information.

[Hepatitis B Treatment Information]

NPIN admin's picture
This information sheet discusses treatment for persons who are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus. It explains the current treatment, including the seven Food and Drug Administration approved drugs that can reduce the risk of progressive liver damage. It answers the question whether every patient with HBV infection needs to be treated, discusses clinical trials, and provides sources for further treatment information.

Chi Tieát Ñieàu Trò Vieâm Gan Loaïi B

NPIN admin's picture
This information sheet discusses treatment for persons who are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus. It explains the current treatment, including the seven Food and Drug Administration approved drugs that can reduce the risk of progressive liver damage. It answers the question whether every patient with HBV infection needs to be treated, discusses clinical trials, and provides sources for further treatment information.

[Hepatitis B Treatment Information]

NPIN admin's picture
This information sheet discusses treatment for persons who are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus. It explains the current treatment, including the seven Food and Drug Administration approved drugs that can reduce the risk of progressive liver damage. It answers the question whether every patient with HBV infection needs to be treated, discusses clinical trials, and provides sources for further treatment information.

Hepatitis B Treatment Information

NPIN admin's picture
This information sheet discusses treatment for persons who are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus. It explains the current treatment, including the seven Food and Drug Administration approved drugs that can reduce the risk of progressive liver damage. It answers the question whether every patient with HBV infection needs to be treated, discusses clinical trials, and provides sources for further treatment information.

Hepatitis B Guidelines for Pregnant Women

NPIN admin's picture
This information sheet provides guidelines on hepatitis B and pregnancy. It explains how the disease affects the liver and how it is transmitted, and advises pregnant women to be tested as they can transmit the disease to their babies. The information sheet explains that a pregnant woman who tests positive for hepatitis B should see a liver specialist, and the newborn should be treated at birth to prevent chronic infection. It is also important that newborns begin hepatitis B vaccination.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Hepatitis B Foundation