Hepatitis B and Delta Virus Are Prevalent but Often Subclinical Co-Infections among HIV Infected Patients in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa: A Cross-Sectional Study

@inproceedings{Hnge2014HepatitisBA,
  title={Hepatitis B and Delta Virus Are Prevalent but Often Subclinical Co-Infections among HIV Infected Patients in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa: A Cross-Sectional Study},
  author={Bo Langhoff H\onge and Sanne Jespersen and C. G. Vaghi Medina and David da Silva T{\'e} and Zacharias Jose da Silva and Sharon M Lewin and Lars J\orgen \Ostergaard and Christian Erikstrup and Christian Wejse and A. L. Laursen and Henrik G. Krarup},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) may lead to accelerated hepatic disease progression with higher rates of liver cirrhosis and liver-related mortality compared with HBV mono-infection. Co or super-infection with hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) may worsen the liver disease and complicate treatment possibilities. METHODS In this cross-sectional study we included HIV-infected individuals who had a routine blood analysis performed at an HIV… CONTINUE READING
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