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High hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vietnam and associated risk factors: 2010 Vietnam Integrated Behavioural and Biologic Cross-Sectional Survey
  1. Patrick Nadol1,2,
  2. Siobhan O'Connor3,
  3. Hao Duong1,
  4. Tonya Mixson-Hayden3,
  5. Tran Hong Tram4,
  6. Guo-Liang Xia3,
  7. John Kaldor2,
  8. Matthew Law2,
  9. Tuan Nguyen4
  1. 1Division of Global HIV/AIDS, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hanoi, Vietnam
  2. 2Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  3. 3Division of Viral Hepatitis, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  4. 4National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  1. Correspondence to Patrick Nadol, Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity, UNSW, Sydney 2052, Australia; 9300 Pretoria Place, Dulles, Virginia, USA; pcvnadol{at}gmail.com

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  • Handling editor Jackie A Cassell

  • Contributors PN collaborated on study design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafted the manuscript and provided critical revision of the manuscript. SOC, HD, TH-T and TN collaborated on study design, acquisition of data, interpretation of the data and critically revised the manuscript. ML and JK provided inputs on the analysis design and critical review of the manuscript. TM-H and G-LX collaborated on the interpretation of the data and critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding This research has been supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the terms of project 5U2GGH000116-03.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) Ethics Review Board (IRB00010241) and the Institutional Review Board of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (protocol #5395).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Jackie A Cassell

  • Contributors PN collaborated on study design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafted the manuscript and provided critical revision of the manuscript. SOC, HD, TH-T and TN collaborated on study design, acquisition of data, interpretation of the data and critically revised the manuscript. ML and JK provided inputs on the analysis design and critical review of the manuscript. TM-H and G-LX collaborated on the interpretation of the data and critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding This research has been supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the terms of project 5U2GGH000116-03.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) Ethics Review Board (IRB00010241) and the Institutional Review Board of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (protocol #5395).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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