U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Menu

Hepatitis

FAQ about Hepatitis B

This document describes the differences between Hepatitis A, B and C, the incidence of the disease in Asian populations, and the importance of screening and vaccination.

Review Date: March 14, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Frequently Asked Questions: Hepatitis B

Answers to questions about hepatitis B risk factors, transmission, prevention, vaccination, and treatment.

Review Date: April 27, 2011

National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions: Hepatitis C

Answers to frequently asked questions about hepatitis C are provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Hepatitis C Program. Learn about transmission and risk, testing and diagnosis, treatment, daily living, cirrhosis, and transplants.

Review Date: January 11, 2012

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Pregnancy and Hepatitis B: Frequently Asked Questions

This site provides important information related to Hepatitis B and pregnant women. Included are questions to ask the doctor, information about tests, vaccinations, breast feeding, labor and delivery guidelines, and more.

Review Date: June 20, 2012

Hepatitis B Foundation

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

This online fact sheet presents basic information about hepatitis C in a question and answer format. The document provides a general overview of the disorder that includes risk factors, the effect of hepatitis C on the liver, and mode of transmission.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

ABC's of Hepatitis - (PDF)

Find information on the symptoms, treatment, vaccines and prevention for five types of Hepatitis - from Type A through E.

Review Date: March 14, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz

Did you know that certain vaccines are recommended for adults and adolescents? Take this quiz to find out which vaccines you may need.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - NCIRD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

American Indian / Alaskan Native Vaccination

Learn how vaccinations help ensure the safety and health of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Information on vaccine-preventable diseases, where immunizations are provided, vaccination coverage levels, and publications provided.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - NCIRD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them

Vaccines not only help keep your child healthy, they help all children by eliminating serious childhood diseases. Learn about the different types of vaccines and when your child needs to be vaccinated.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

Directory of Liver Specialists

Users may select a state name to find liver specialists skilled in treating Hepatitis B (HBV). The directory listings include information about drug therapies used and clinical trials in which the doctor is involved.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

Hepatitis B Foundation

Fever

This chart can give you a general idea about your fever. However, always remember to consult your family doctor with questions about your individual condition(s) and/or circumstances.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Hepatitis

Learn about hepatitis and how to prevent it.

Review Date: June 29, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Hepatitis A Vaccine- (PDF)

Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A vaccine can prevent hepatitis A.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the Differences- (PDF)

This chart offers information on the differences between Hepatitis A, B, and C. Information includes how the disease spreads, who should be vaccinated, what to do if you are infected, helpful treatments, and how hepatitis may be prevented.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis B Foundation's Expert Speakers Forum

This forum contains presentations given by experts in the field of hepatitis B.

Review Date: September 20, 2011

Hepatitis B Foundation

Hepatitis B Information for Adults and Children from Other Countries

This is an easy-to-read brochure for children and adults who live in, or have lived in, areas of the world in which hepatitis B is a common disease.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis B Information for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans- (PDF)

Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV). Commonly found in Asia, and the Pacific Islands, learn how hepatitis B is spread and prevented by vaccination.

Review Date: February 14, 2011

Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis B Vaccine- (PDF)

Hepatitis B vaccine, usually a three-dose series, is recommended for all children 0-18 years of age. Learn how Hepatitis B, a liver disease, is spread and prevented, and steps to take if you have been exposed to HBV or have chronic HBV infection.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease of the liver that affects 4 million people in the United States. Of those infected, 55 to 85 percent will develop chronic infection, and 75 percent of those with chronic infection will develop chronic liver disease. Find out how you can prevent Hepatitis C infection.

Review Date: June 12, 2012

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Hepatitis Overview and Risk Assessment

This online Hepatitis Risk Assessment is designed to determine an individual’s risk for viral hepatitis and asks questions based upon CDC’s guidelines for testing and vaccination. Take this 5 minute assessment developed by the CDC and get a personalized report.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Risk Assessment

Are you at risk for viral hepatitis? Take this quick test to find out.

Review Date: June 29, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hepatitis: Vaccination and Other Protection

Hepatitis A and B are the only STDs which are vaccine-preventable. The vaccine is safe and effective, and often covered by insurance.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

How to Live with Hepatitis

Learn about prevention of the spread of hepatitis, vaccination, and how to keep yourself and others healthy if you have Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

Hepatitis Foundation International

Introduction to Hepatitis B for Parents of Adopted Children- (PDF)

Children from areas where hepatitis B is common (Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe) are frequently infected with hepatitis B early in life. Families adopting children from areas where hepatitis B is common should have their children tested as soon as possible after arrival in this country.

Review Date: October 14, 2012

Immunization Action Coalition

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is caused by a virus, and is spread by contact with an infected person’s stool. Find out about the hepatitis A vaccine, and other measures you can take to avoid getting sick. These measures are particularly important if you are planning to travel to foreign countries.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis B

Find answers to common questions about Hepatitis B, a liver disease that spreads by contact with a person infected with the hepatitis B virus. Learn how you can protect yourself and others from this disease.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?

Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in doctor visits, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Learn more about the importance of immunization against many infectious diseases such as chickenpox, measles, polio, Hepatitis B, and more.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services