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Hepatitis B screening in an integrated sexual health service: an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of using a set hepatitis B serology panel for screening
  1. Shingisai Ndoro,
  2. Jyoti Dhar
  1. Genitourinary Medicine, St Peter’s Health Centre, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shingisai Ndoro, Genitourinary Medicine, St Peter’s Health Centre, Leicester LE2 0TA, UK; shingisai.ndoro{at}

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Hepatitis B is a bloodborne virus that is routinely screened for within integrated sexual health services. Many guidelines, including those from the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), have identified certain ‘at risk groups’ that should be offered hepatitis B screening (2017 interim update of the 2015 BASHH National Guidelines for the Management of the Viral Hepatitides). Our integrated sexual health service has developed outreach services targeting some of these groups, namely sauna users, commercial sex workers and prisoners. With the damaging cuts to the public health budget, …

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  • Contributors SN and JD formulated the project. SN and JD collected and analysed the data. SN drafted the letter for publication.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.