Interactions between HIV and hepatitis B virus in homosexual men: effects on the natural history of infection.

@article{Gilson1997InteractionsBH,
  title={Interactions between HIV and hepatitis B virus in homosexual men: effects on the natural history of infection.},
  author={Richard John Cary Gilson and Ashley E. Hawkins and M R Beecham and Eric Ross and J. B. Waite and Moya Briggs and Teresa McNally and Gabrielle E. Kelly and Richard S. Tedder and Ian V. D. Weller},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={597-606}
}
OBJECTIVES Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV infections share risk-factors; therefore coinfection is common. Interactions have been reported but controlled studies have been limited. Our objective was to study the effect of HIV infection on the natural history of chronic HBV infection and the reverse effect of the HBV carrier state on HIV infection. DESIGN Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING Open-access outpatient HIV/genitourinary medicine clinic at a Central London hospital… CONTINUE READING