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Journal of Viruses
Volume 2014, Article ID 691953, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/691953
Research Article

Hepatitis B Virus Seroprevalence and Serology Patterns in a Cohort of HIV Positive Individuals from Harare, Zimbabwe

1Division of Basic Medical Sciences, National University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box AC939, Ascot, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
2Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Mazowe Street, P.O. Box A178, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe

Received 19 September 2014; Accepted 4 November 2014; Published 27 November 2014

Academic Editor: Massimo Ciccozzi

Copyright © 2014 Mayibongwe Louis Mzingwane and Tafadzwa Mamvura. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Specimens tested were from 957 individuals (42.3% males, 57.7% females). (A) Distribution of participants by age groups: 18–29 years age group = 13.4% (males 25%, females 75%); 30–39 years age group = 49.6% (males 39.8%, females 60.2%); 40–49 years age group = 30.2% (males 50.9%, females 49.1%); 50-year- and -over age group = 6.8% (males 56.9%, females 43.1%). HBsAg prevalence was 17.1% for the cohort (Males 19.0%, Females 15.8%; P = 0.1868). (B) HBsAg prevalence by age groups: 18–29 years age group = 18.0% (males 31.3%, females 13.4%; P = 0.0238); 30–39 years age group = 17.3% (males 15.9%, females 18.1%; P = 0.5719); 40–49 years age group = 18.0% (males 21.8%, females 14.0%; P = 0.0722).

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