Increasing hepatitis B vaccination coverage and decreasing hepatitis B co-infection prevalence among people with HIV-1 in Germany, 1996-2019. Results from a cohort study primarily in men who have sex with men
A. Krings 1, D. Schmidt 1, C. Kollan 1, K. Meixenberger 2, N. Bannert 2, D. Münstermann 3, C. Tiemann 3, V. Bremer 1, B. Gunsenheimer‐Bartmeyer 1, the German HIV‐1 Seroconverter Study Group
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Robert Koch Institute
2 Department of Infectious Diseases Robert Koch Institute Berlin Germany
3 MVZ Labor Krone GbR Bad Salzuflen Germany
Objectives Viral hepatitis co‐infection among people living with HIV is known to accelerate the progression of liver disease and AIDS. An increased prevalence and incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among people living with HIV demands continuous monitoring to adapt targeted prevention strategies to reach the global goals of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat.
Methods We determined the prevalence and incidence of HBV...
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