• Global HDV rates highest among HBV coinfected with risky behaviors

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    The global number of individuals infected with hepatitis D and positive for hepatitis B surface antigen was twofold higher than previous estimates among those without high-risk behaviors and even higher among people who inject drugs or partake in risky sexual behavior, according to a recently published systematic review.
    “Our study showed that the global burden of HDV infection is not abated and has been underestimated,” Hai-Yan Chen, MD, from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical
    University in China, and colleagues wrote. “Moreover, the testing rates for HDV
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