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Title: Immune Status of HIV/AIDS Patients With Hepatitis B Virus in Benue State, Nigeria
Authors: Yako, A.B
Lar, P
Ishaleku, D
Yako, J.B
Makpo, J.K
Auta, K.I
Moses, O.S
Nweze, N.O
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Advances in Applied Science Research
Series/Report no.: Vol.3;No.2;Pp 939-943
Abstract: The CD4 counts of HIV positive individuals with hepatitis B surface antigen was a factor used to determine the immune status among infected individuals in Benue State. Of 966 males infected with HIV, 15(1.55%) were positive for HBsAg+ with CD4 counts <335 cell/μl and in the female category, 10(0.95%) of 1042 were positive for HBsAg+ with the CD4+ counts <420 at the initial CD4 cells counts. According to age, individuals aged between 30 and 39 years were positive for HBsAg+ with their CD4 counts ≤335 cell/μl. The least in terms of HBsAg+ carriage (0.34%) were those 50 years and above whose CD4 read <224 cell/μl. After an interval of 6 months, the CD4 level declined to <100 cell/μl. However, there was a significant relationship in the degree of infection among sexes (Z=0.40<±1.96). HBsAg+ carriage rate was dependent on age (x²=7.82<0.05).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/824
ISSN: 0976-8610
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