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Hepatitis B and the Opioid Epidemic Report

By on March 15, 2018 in Public Health Notices
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Despite the availability of a highly effective vaccine, barriers to preventing hepatitis B infection in the U.S. remain. These barriers include low rates of hepatitis B vaccination coverage among adults and increased rates of injection drug use – a major risk factor for hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and HIV infections – as the opioid epidemic in the U.S. continues.

This report is brought to you by Hep B United.

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