Prevalence, Severity, and HIV Outcomes Associated with Hepatitis B in HIV Positive Tanzanian Adults
This study aims to determine the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigenemia in a cohort of Tanzanian adults with HIV, most receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and to assess hepatitis B DNA and hepatitis B e antigen among those found to be chronically infected. This study is also determining current ART regimens being used for patients with hepatitis B in a resource limited setting.
This project is still in progress.
This project has already raised awareness about hepatitis B mono-infection and co-infection with HIV in Tanzania. HBV monoinfection is now being monitored and treated if indicated, and patients with co-infection are being transitioned to more appropriate ART.