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Physician testing for HIV in patients treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and lamivudine monotherapy for hepatitis B virus.

Physician testing for HIV in patients treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and lamivudine monotherapy for hepatitis B virus.
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Lau JSY, Ratnam D, Woolley I,


Lau JSY, Ratnam D, Woolley I, (click to view)

Lau JSY, Ratnam D, Woolley I,

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Sexual health 2017 07 13() doi 10.1071/SH17045

Abstract

Previously we found that local patients were often not tested for HIV prior to commencing nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcription inhibitor (NRTI) therapy for hepatitis B virus. We performed a national cross-sectional cohort study of physician practices via an online survey. A small majority (23/44; 52%) of participants reported always testing their hepatitis B virus patients for HIV prior to NRTI therapy, and 8/44 (18%) reported testing for HIV the majority of the time. Thirteen (30%) respondents reported testing only if risk factors were present. One physician reported a patient seroconverting to HIV while on TDF monotherapy.

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