Hepatitis B: transmission by sexual contact and needle sharing.

Abstract

In the Western world most cases of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are acquired through sexual intercourse and through needle sharing by intravenous drug users (IVDU). The major risk factors for HBV infection in homosexual men include the number of sex partners and receptive anal intercourse. In heterosexuals, this risk also rises with an increasing… (More)

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@article{Piot1990HepatitisBT, title={Hepatitis B: transmission by sexual contact and needle sharing.}, author={Philippe Piot and Christian Goilav and E Kegels}, journal={Vaccine}, year={1990}, volume={8 Suppl}, pages={S37-40; discussion S41-3} }