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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Risk of Liver-Related Deaths Twice as High With Chronic Hep B Versus Hep C
“This study emphasizes the need for a more aggressive approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of [chronic HBV infection], including increasing vaccination rates among all [hep B] susceptible individuals,” writes Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, MD, of Johns Hopkins University and her Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) colleagues. “This is especially true in Asian and African countries where there is a high prevalence of [chronic HBV], HIV infection and HIV/HBV coinfection.”