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Epidemiology and impact of HIV coinfection with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses in Sub-Saharan Africa

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Clinical Virology, September 2014
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Title
Epidemiology and impact of HIV coinfection with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses in Sub-Saharan Africa
Published in
Journal of Clinical Virology, September 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.jcv.2014.05.018
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Authors

Philippa C. Matthews, Anna Maria Geretti, Philip J.R. Goulder, Paul Klenerman

Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) are blood-borne viruses with potentially shared routes of transmission. In high-income settings, the impact of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on survival has unmasked chronic liver disease from viral hepatitis B or hepatitis C as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in individuals with HIV infection. It is now feared that progressive liver disease may threaten the success of ART programmes in developing countries, where HCV or HBV testing and monitoring are not yet systematic among HIV-infected patients and ART use is generally blind to these co-infections. We set out to review recent data from Sub-Saharan Africa, in order to build a detailed and up-to-date picture of the epidemiology and emerging impact of HBV and HCV coinfection in countries at the heart of the HIV pandemic. There is a preponderance of HIV/HBV coinfection compared to HIV/HCV in this region, and significant caveats exist regarding the accuracy of published HCV seroprevalence surveys. Morbidity and mortality of coinfection is significant, and may be further enhanced in African populations due to the influence of host, viral and environmental factors. Careful scrutiny of the coinfection problem is vital to inform an approach to directing resources, planning public health initiatives, providing clinical care, and guiding future research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 138 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 17%
Researcher 20 14%
Student > Bachelor 19 13%
Student > Postgraduate 16 11%
Other 37 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 57 39%
Unspecified 18 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 9%
Other 29 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2017.
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#1
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