High risk of occult hepatitis B virus infection in HIV-positive patients from South Africa.

@article{Mphahlele2006HighRO,
  title={High risk of occult hepatitis B virus infection in HIV-positive patients from South Africa.},
  author={Maphahlaganye J Mphahlele and Azwidowi Lukhwareni and Rosemary Joyce Burnett and Lucky M Moropeng and Johannes M Ngobeni},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={14-20}
}
This was a retrospective, unmatched case control, laboratory-based study, investigating the impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection on the outcome of routine laboratory detection of HBsAg and prevalence of active HBV infection in 295 samples from 167 HIV-positive and 128 HIV-negative patients. The samples were tested for HBV (HBsAg, anti-HBc, anti-HBs, HBeAg and anti-HBe) and anti-HIV 1 and 2 (Axsym assays, Abbott Laboratories), as part of routine diagnosis. A nested PCR assay… CONTINUE READING

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