To evaluate hepatitis A infection among young homosexual and bisexual men, 411 men aged 17-22 years were surveyed at 26 public venues in San Francisco and Berkeley.
Seroprevalence of hepatitis A infection was 28.0% (95% confidence interval [CI], 23.7% - 32.6%). Recent infection was evident in 3.3% of susceptible men (95% Cl, 1.6% - 5.9%). Independent predictors of hepatitis A infection were Latino ethnicity (odds ratio [OR]=5.3 ; 95% Cl, 3.1-8.9), having =50 lifetime male sex partners (OR=1.8 ; 95% Cl, 1.1-3.0), less than high school education (OR=2.2 ; 95% Cl, 1.2-4.1), and being a high school graduate (OR=1.7 ; 95% Cl, 1.0-2.9).
Independent predictors of recent infection were less than high school graduate (OR=7.6 ; 95% CI, 1.9-30.5), insertive anal intercourse (OR=5.6 ; 95% CI, 1.0-32.8), and sharing needles without cleaning them (OR=32.1 ; 95% Cl, 3.0-346).
Hepatitis A is a common infection in young homosexual men and is associated with sexual and drug-using behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virus hépatite A, Picornaviridae, Virus, Facteur risque, Prévalence, Sérologie, Homme, Homosexualité, Bisexualité, Toxicomanie, Hépatite virale A, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hepatitis A virus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Risk factor, Prevalence, Serology, Human, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Drug addiction, Viral hepatitis A, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Cote : 97-0305439
Code Inist : 002B05B02G. Création : 15/07/1997.