• HBV exposure 4 times higher among female vs. male meth users

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The likelihood of hepatitis B virus exposure among methamphetamine users was four times higher in women compared with men, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
    Researchers also cited poverty, injection drug use and hepatitis C infection as other factors for increased risk for infection.
    “Hepatitis B is a significant public health problem worldwide, with over 350 million chronic carriers globally, and an estimated 850,000 to 2.2 million individuals in the United States. Although the leading cause of chronic infection worldwide is through vertical
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