HBV recommendations regarding COVID-19.
1. Streamline routine care for people living with hepatitis B
if stable/adherent on treatment, treatment not indicated, no cirrhosis, no comorbidities
2. Prioritise new patients, initiation of antiviral treatment, and care for patients with cirrhosis
3. Preventive care:
4. Protect antiviral supply
5. Check adherence
6. Check Psychosocial status: connect patients to available services
7. Connect with CBOs
8. Optimise health for older patients and comorbidities.
HBV and COVID-19
Patients likely to more of severe illness include those with:
Managing people living with chronic hepatitis B with COVID-19 symptoms:
Adhere to measures that reduce COVID infection