Adults with private health care insurance in the United States have suboptimal testing for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Clearly, increased awareness is needed regarding HBV and HCV infections, epidemiology, risk, and screening.Source:
Spradling PR, et al. Hepatitis B and C virus infection among 1.2 million persons with access to care: Factors associated with testing and infection prevalence. Clin Infect Dis 2012;55:1047-1055.