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Screening, characterisation and prevention of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infection in HIV-positive children in South Africa

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Background
In South Africa, the first HBV vaccine dose is administered at age 6 weeks, leaving a potential window for vertical transmission. Insights into HBV seroprevalence in the vulnerable HIV-infected group are important to drive improvements in surveillance, treatment and prevention.

Objectives
We set out to implement a screening program for HBV among HIV-infected children and adolescents in Kimberley, South Africa. Our aims were to demonstrate that screening is fe...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.jcv.2016.10.017

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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Clinical Virology Journal website
Volume:
85
Issue:
December
Pages:
71–74
Publication date:
2016-10-31
Acceptance date:
2016-10-30
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-5967
ISSN:
1386-6532
Pubs id:
pubs:656495
URN:
uri:d88fabcb-e8d9-4a3b-8340-50a5610aab6e
UUID:
uuid:d88fabcb-e8d9-4a3b-8340-50a5610aab6e
Local pid:
pubs:656495
Paper number:
December

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