Seroprevalence and biochemical features of hepatitis B surface antigenemia in patients with HIV-1 infection in Lagos, Nigeria.

@article{Iwalokun2006SeroprevalenceAB,
  title={Seroprevalence and biochemical features of hepatitis B surface antigenemia in patients with HIV-1 infection in Lagos, Nigeria.},
  author={Bamidele Abiodun Iwalokun and Semande Olufunmilayo Hodonu and B M Olaleye and Opeyemi A Olabisi},
  journal={African journal of medicine and medical sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={337-43}
}
Studies have confirmed HBsAg antigenemia as an important correlate of HIV-1 infections in Nigeria. However, the hepatic pathophysiology and therapeutic implications in antiretroviral regimens are poorly understood. In this study, fifty-four HIV-1 seropositive patients aged 16-47 years (mean age 31.8 years) with CD4 T lymphocyte counts of 148-420 cells/mm3 attending clinics in General Hospital, Ikeja and private medical centres in Lagos Island, Nigeria and forty sex and age-matched apparently… CONTINUE READING

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