Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 616

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence of hepatitis B virus, its risk factors and co-infection with human immune deficiency virus among clients of voluntary counseling and testing center in Hosanna, Southern Ethiopia

Mekuria Asnakew Asfaw
  • Mekuria Asnakew Asfaw
  • NTD Research and Training Center, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.
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Zeleke Hailemariam Abebo
  • Zeleke Hailemariam Abebo
  • Department of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Arba Minch University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Alemayehu Bekele Kassahun
  • Alemayehu Bekele Kassahun
  • NTD Research and Training Center, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 10 July 2018
  •  Accepted: 10 August 2018
  •  Published: 31 December 2018


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