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Hepatitis B virus incidence and risk factors among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 negative men who have sex with men in Kenya.

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No data exist on hepatitis B virus (HBV) incidence among African men who have sex with men (MSM). We tested plasma samples archived between 2005 and 2014 for HBV core antibody or surface antigen seroconversion in a cohort of 312 initially human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1-negative MSM with no evidence of prior HBV infection. Hepatitis B virus incidence was 6.0/100 person-years (95% confidence interval [CI], 3.9-9.1). Hepatitis B virus acquisition was associated with being uncircumcised (ad...

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10.1093/ofid/ofw253

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University of California, San Francisco More from this funder
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
ofw253
Publication date:
2016-12-05
Acceptance date:
2016-11-20
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EISSN:
2328-8957
Pubs id:
pubs:708034
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uri:609192c5-b6d4-44ca-beea-1330e697218a
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uuid:609192c5-b6d4-44ca-beea-1330e697218a
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pubs:708034
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English
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