Hepatitis A seroprevalence and risk factors among homeless adults in San Francisco: should homelessness be included in the risk-based strategy for vaccination?

@article{Hennessey2009HepatitisAS,
  title={Hepatitis A seroprevalence and risk factors among homeless adults in San Francisco: should homelessness be included in the risk-based strategy for vaccination?},
  author={Karen A. Hennessey and David R. Bangsberg and Cindy M. Weinbaum and Judith A Hahn},
  journal={Public health reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 6},
  pages={
          813-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Homeless adults have an increased risk of infectious diseases due to sexual and drug-related behaviors and substandard living conditions. We investigated the prevalence and risk factors for presence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) antibodies among homeless and marginally housed adults. METHODS We analyzed serologic and questionnaire data from a study of marginally housed and homeless adults in San Francisco from April 1999 to March 2000. We tested seroprevalance for total antibodies to… CONTINUE READING