Barriers to Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Asian Americans

  title={Barriers to Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Asian Americans},
  author={Ke-qin Hu and Calvin Q Pan and Donald J. Goodwin},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
Routine screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can identify individuals who need vaccination or treatment, as vaccination can prevent HBV infection. Although the overall prevalence of HBV infection in the United States is low (<1%), it is high (~10%) in Asian Americans. However, HBV screening rates in this population have been reported to be low. This article systemically reviews the reported prevalence of HBV infection, the rate of HBV screening and access to HBV care, barriers for… CONTINUE READING
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