Impact of hepatitis B virus infection on the progression of AIDS and mortality in HIV-infected individuals: a cohort study and meta-analysis.

@article{Nikolopoulos2009ImpactOH,
  title={Impact of hepatitis B virus infection on the progression of AIDS and mortality in HIV-infected individuals: a cohort study and meta-analysis.},
  author={Georgios K. Nikolopoulos and Dimitrios Paraskevis and Eleni Hatzitheodorou and Zissis M Moschidis and Vana Sypsa and Xenophon Zavitsanos and Victoria Kalapothaki and Angelos Hatzakis},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={1763-71}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection on the natural history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease remains uncertain. Therefore, a retrospective cohort study was conducted to examine the influence of HIV-HBV coinfection on AIDS development and overall mortality. Moreover, our results were added to those of previous studies in a literature-based meta-analysis. METHODS Serum samples obtained from HIV-seropositive patients from 1984 through 2003 were retrospectively… CONTINUE READING
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