Hepatitis B and C virus infection in Nigerian patients with HIV/AIDS.

  title={Hepatitis B and C virus infection in Nigerian patients with HIV/AIDS.},
  author={Olufunmilayo Adenike Lesi and Michael O Kehinde and D N Oguh and Christiana Oluwatoyin Amira},
  journal={The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={14 2},
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to assess the prevalence of HBV and HCV infection in HIV patients and evaluate the risk of infection compared with HIV negative control subjects. METHOD This is a prospective case control study in which 240 HIV/AIDS patients and age and sex matched controls were evaluated. The diagnosis of HIV infection was based on a positive HIV screening test using Capillus test kits (Trinity Biotech PLC, Ireland) and confirmed using Western blot assay. HBsAg and anti-HCV… CONTINUE READING
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