HBV infection in relation to consistent condom use: a population-based study in Peru.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


PloS one, Volume 6, Issue 9, p.e24721 (2011)


2011, Center-Authored Paper, October 2011, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division


Data on hepatitis B virus (HBV) prevalence are limited in developing countries. There is also limited information of consistent condom use efficacy for reducing HBV transmission at the population level. The study goal was to evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with HBV infection in Peru, and the relationship between anti-HBc positivity and consistent condom use.