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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 (a...

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10.1093/ofid/ofw253

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Gelderblom, HC More by this author
Manyonyi, GO More by this author
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International Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
4
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1
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Article: ofw253
Publication date:
2016-12-07
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2328-8957
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pubs:686115
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uri:d97f3dcc-d129-488d-8582-049831869a64
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uuid:d97f3dcc-d129-488d-8582-049831869a64
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pubs:686115

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