Prevention, Diagnosis, Care and Treatment for People with Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

March 29, 2024

Last Updated Month/Year

April 9, 2024

Supplemental Implementation Tools

Document Type


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

The 2024 HBV guidelines provide updated evidence-informed recommendations on key priority topics. These include expanded and simplified treatment criteria for adults but now also for adolescents; expanded eligibility for antiviral prophylaxis for pregnant women to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HBV; improving HBV diagnostics through use of point-of-care HBV DNA viral load and reflex approaches to HBV DNA testing; who to test and how to test for HDV infection; and approaches to promote delivery of high-quality HBV services, including strategies to promote adherence to long-term antiviral therapy and retention in care.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Infant, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Treatment, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D006509 - Hepatitis B


hepatitis B, HBV

Source Citation

Guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment for people with chronic hepatitis B infection. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2024. Licence: CC BYNC-SA 3.0 IGO

Supplemental Methodology Resources

Data Supplement, Evidence Tables