Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus among HIV patients in a suburban University Teaching Hospital in South-East Nigeria

@inproceedings{Diwe2013SeroprevalenceOH,
  title={Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus among HIV patients in a suburban University Teaching Hospital in South-East Nigeria},
  author={Chiekulie Kevin Diwe and Emmanuel Chidiebere Okwara and Oguamanam Okezie Enwere and Jerome Emeka Azike and Nathan Chibuzo Nwaimo},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has improved survival of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients. Concurrent morbidities from liver diseases among these patients have also been observed due to co-infection with hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV). HAART reduces liver-associated morbidities and mortalities in such patients. Unfortunately free testing of HBV and HCV are not provided alongside free HIV testing and treatment in Nigeria. We assessed the… CONTINUE READING

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