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Hepatitis B virus infection in HIV-exposed infants in the Western Cape, South Africa
Hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) is a significant public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Universal infant vaccination with the hepatitis B (HB) vaccine has been implemented within the South African Expanded Programme ...
The HIV/HBV co-infected patient : time for proactive management
(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015-02)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection affects around 240 million people worldwide, with the highest prevalence of disease in Africa and Asia. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second most common cancer in men in Africa, ...
Pandemic flu (H1N1) 2009 and pregnancy
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-04)
HBV and HIV viral load but not microbial translocation or immune activation are associated with liver fibrosis among patients in South Africa
(BioMed Central, 2018-05-08)
Background: Co-infection with HIV negatively impacts the progression of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, including causing rapid progression to liver fibrosis. Sub-Saharan Africa represents arguably the most ...
Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus in sub-Saharan Africa : time to act
What few people thought possible little more than a decade ago is now reality: scientific and operational advances are greatly reducing the number of deaths from HIV. The number of infant infections has decreased by 58% ...
Hepatitis B virus-associated hepatocellular carcinoma in South Africa in the era of HIV
(BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-07-13)
Background: Patients co-infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In sub-Saharan Africa, the overlap between high HIV and ...