Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

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Health Care Provider Alert: Sexually Transmitted Hepatitis A among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

On March 20, 2017, NYSDOH Commissioner Howard Zucker issued a letter describing an increase in Hepatitis A cases among MSM in New York City and other metropolitan counties. The full advisory is available at the NYS Health Commerce System (restricted access; account required).

Vaccination and screening recommendations for this population are available at www.cdc.gov. Providers should consider offering vaccination for both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, if patients are not already immune. Uninsured patients can also call their local health department to see if they are eligible for free or low-cost vaccination.

For more information about Hepatitis A and the Hepatitis A vaccine, visit: