Hepatitis B virus exposure in human immunodeficiency virus seropositive Cuban patients.

L. Rodríguez, Fernando Collado-Mesa, U. Aragón, B. Díaz, J. Rivero

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In order to estimate the prevalence of serological markers of exposure to Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), 295 subjects were selected at random from the National Registry of human immunodeficiency virus positive subjects. Evidence of exposure to HBV was defined as: testing Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti-Hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) positive or anti-HBc positive only. Overall, 133 (45.5%) were positive for anti-HBc and 15 (5.1%) resulted positive to HBsAg. Significant statistical association was found between male sex and exposure to HBV (p<0.01). Homosexual or bisexual behavior was found to be strongly associated to HBV exposure (p<0.001). In conclusion, the prevalence of HBV serological markers is higher in Cuban HIV positive subjects compared to the Cuban general population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalMemorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Volume95
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Hepatitis B virus
Hepatitis B Core Antigens
Hepatitis B Antibodies
HIV
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Registries
Population
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Sexual Minorities

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  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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Hepatitis B virus exposure in human immunodeficiency virus seropositive Cuban patients. / Rodríguez, L.; Collado-Mesa, Fernando; Aragón, U.; Díaz, B.; Rivero, J.

In: Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. 2, 01.03.2000, p. 243-245.

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Rodríguez, L. ; Collado-Mesa, Fernando ; Aragón, U. ; Díaz, B. ; Rivero, J. / Hepatitis B virus exposure in human immunodeficiency virus seropositive Cuban patients. In: Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. 2000 ; Vol. 95, No. 2. pp. 243-245.
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