Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

Category: Hepatitis

RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN HEPATITIS В AND HEPATITIS С: DISCUSSION part 2

Crack cocaine use has physical, social, and biological effects that may explain why it remained an independent risk factor for HCV in our study. Physically, when crack cocaine is smoked, individuals can suffer mucosal burns and ulcerations, which could enhance the likelihood of HCV viral transmission. Crack has neurochemical effects that make it uniquely addictive […]

RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN HEPATITIS В AND HEPATITIS С: DISCUSSION

This is the first study to assess racial differences in HBV and HCV infection rates and self-reported behavioral risks among veterans with SMI, a very high-risk subpopulation. Overall, the prevalence of both these infections was high. Over half of these infections were newly diagnosed; thus, most veterans were unaware of the infection. African Americans had […]

RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN HEPATITIS В AND HEPATITIS С: RESULTS

Population Characteristics The final sample was 376 persons with SMI: 155 Caucasian and 221 African-American military veterans, of whom over 90% were men (see Table 1). Compared with Caucasians, African Americans were younger, a smaller proportion were currently married, and a greater proportion were institutionalized or homeless. There were no racial differ ences in educational […]

RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN HEPATITIS В AND HEPATITIS С: PATIENTS AND METHODS

Study Design This is a cross-sectional study of risk behaviors and the prevalence of HBV and HCV infection among veterans with SMI. We recruited 399 consecutive patients admitted to the Durham VA inpatient psychiatric unit between March 1998 and June 2000. The study setting was a VA psychiatric ward with 26 inpatient beds and an […]

RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN HEPATITIS В AND HEPATITIS С

Vulnerable subpopulations with high rates or risks of hepatitis-B virus (HBV) and hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection may warrant focal points for public health efforts to reduce or eliminate the transmission of these diseases. Although four million persons in the United States—or 1.8% of the population—are thought to be infected with HCV, the estimated U.S. rates […]

Hepatitis A – Hepatitis B – Hepatitis C – The Simple Facts and the Cures

What is Hepatitis A – Hepatitis B – Hepatitis C: Hepatitis A – An inflammatory viral disease of the liver with a short incubation period. Hepatitis A may be transmitted by eating contaminated food, by fecal-oral contact, and/or through household contact. Hepatitis A may be mild to severe; symptoms include fever, nausea, and jaundice. Hepatitis […]

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