Natural history of hepatitis B virus in HIV-infected patients

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Both human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) are transmitted via mucosal and percutaneous routes, so approximately 10% of HIV-infected persons worldwide are coinfected with HBV. In the USA, the HIV Outpatient Study found that between 1996 and 2007, the prevalence of HBV was stable ranging from 7.8 to 8.6% with the greatest fraction being in men who have sex with men [1]. Thus, chronic HBV is a continuing important coinfection in the HIV-infected population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHIV and Liver Disease
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781441917126
ISBN (Print)9781441917119
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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