Factors associated with isolated anti-hepatitis B core antibody in HIV-positive patients: impact of compromised immunity.

@article{Sun2010FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with isolated anti-hepatitis B core antibody in HIV-positive patients: impact of compromised immunity.},
  author={H Sun and H S Lee and C Liu and C Yang and S-C Su and W-C Ko and C-Y Lin and J-J Tsai and W W Wong and M-W Ho and S-H Cheng and Y-H Lin and W-J Miao and Chien-Ching Hung},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={578-87}
}
In regions that are hyperendemic for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, prevalence of and risk factors associated with isolated anti-hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) in HIV-positive patients are less well described. HIV-positive patients who were tested for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), anti-hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) and anti-HBc at designated hospitals for HIV care in Taiwan were included for analysis. HBV DNA was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction… CONTINUE READING
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