Components of Comprehensive Viral Hepatitis Services
Identification of Infected Persons
Social and Peer Support
edgeable about viral hepatitis and should have mechanisms for identifying infected people and referring them to followup medical management.
The committee has defined a two-step process for identifying infected people:
Risk-factor screening. Risk-factor screening is the process of determining whether a person is at risk for being chronically infected or becoming infected with HBV or HCV. Risk factors include being born in a country where the disease is prevalent, and behavior such as illicit-drug use and having multiple sexual partners.