Widespread hepatitis B virus genotype G (HBV-G) infection during the early years of the HIV epidemic in the Netherlands among men who have sex with men

@inproceedings{Cornelissen2016WidespreadHB,
  title={Widespread hepatitis B virus genotype G (HBV-G) infection during the early years of the HIV epidemic in the Netherlands among men who have sex with men},
  author={Marion Cornelissen and Fokla Zorgdrager and Sylvia Bruisten and Margreet Bakker and Ben Berkhout and Antoinette C van der Kuyl},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) variants belong to different genotypes, A-J, whose worldwide distribution is linked with geography, probably because viral spread was associated with ancient human migrations. HBV genotype G (HBV-G) is an aberrant genotype with little sequence divergence, suggesting a recent origin. HBV-G is strongly associated with certain risk groups such as intravenous drug users (IDUs) and men who have sex with men (MSM), but hardly with geography. The origin and… CONTINUE READING
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