Hepatitis B screening field activities

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After pre-test counselling  done by a trained nurse or assistant nurse, we offer a finger-prick test for HBsAg using a rapid point-of-care test (Determine, Alere, Waltham, MA, USA), the performance of which has been previously validated by our team in the African field. We provide the results to the participants on site with post-test counselling, and those who test positive for HBsAg are referred to the PROLIFICA liver clinic.


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After community approval is obtained, a team of fieldworkers does a census by visiting all households to register the name, age, and sex of all eligible people to invite them for screening.

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