Divânia D da Silva França

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the epidemiology of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and viral genotypes in long distance truck drivers in Brazil. METHODS We interviewed 641 long distance truck drivers to gather data on sociodemographics and risk factors and collected blood samples to test for HBV markers (HBsAg, anti-HBs and anti-HBc) by ELISA. HBsAg-positive(More)
Crack cocaine users represent a target group for hepatitis B vaccination. We evaluate the HBV epidemiology, immunization status and compliance with a super-accelerated vaccination schedule among in-treatment crack cocaine users in central Brazil. Six hundred in-treatment crack cocaine users were interviewed, and serum samples were tested for HBV markers. A(More)
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