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HIV and Hepatitis B coinfection among perinatally HIV-infected Thai adolescents.

Authors
  • Aurpibul, Linda
  • Lumbiganon, Pagakrong
  • Kolasaraksa, Pope
  • Hansudewechakul, Rawiwan
  • Sa-Nguanmoo, Pattaratida
  • Taeprasert, Pawinee
  • Bunupuradah, Torsak
  • Poovorawan, Yong
  • Sirisanthana, Virat
  • Puthanakit, Thanyawee
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2012
Volume
31
Issue
9
Pages
943–947
Identifiers
PMID: 22592516
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The prevalence of HBV coinfection in HIV-infected Thai adolescents was 3.3%. Most HIV-infected adolescents had no HBV protective antibody; therefore, revaccination with HBV vaccine is encouraged. The high prevalence of HBV-lamivudine resistance underscores the importance of HBV screening prior to antiretroviral therapy initiation to guide the selection of optimal regimen for coinfected children.

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