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Comments in support of hepatitis B universal adult vaccination

HIV+Hep strongly supports a recommendation for universal hepatitis B vaccination for all adults. The hepatitis B vaccine is safe and effective, with over 1 billion doses administered worldwide and is estimated to have prevented over 310 million infections worldwide between 1990 and 2020. Despite highly effective vaccines, up to 2.4 million people in the United States may be living with chronic hepatitis B, and there are up to 80,000 new cases of hepatitis B each year. With the proper guidance and resources, each new infection is preventable.

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Comments recommending PrEP in STI counseling and Well-Woman Preventive Visits

The HIV+Hepatitis Policy Institute submitted the following comments to the Women’s Preventive Services Institute recommending that HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) be included for all women at risk of HIV as part of sexually transmitted infection counseling and as part of the Well-Woman Preventive visits, as they update HRSA’s recommended preventive services for women.

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