Among men who have sex with men traveling internationally, self-reported hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination prevalence was 77% and less prevalent among older men and those with HBV infection. The HBV infection prevalence was 25% and was associated with older age and HIV infection. Testing for chronic infection, universal vaccination, and treatment for populations with multiple risks is needed.
Hepatitis B virus vaccination coverage is still not universal among men who have sex with men. Vigorous testing for hepatitis B virus infection, universal vaccination, and treatment for populations with multiple risks for infection is needed.
From the *University of California; †Gladstone Institutes; ‡Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center; and §Department of Public Health, San Francisco, 94102, USA
Funding: NIH R01 MH 080657 (PI: Hong-Ha M. Truong), NIH R01 MH 080657-03S1 (PI: Hong-Ha M. Truong).
Conflicts of Interest: None declared.
Correspondence: Hong-Ha M. Truong, PhD, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3rd Flr, 550 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94158. E-mail: Hong-Ha.Truong@ucsf.edu.
Received for publication April 10, 2017, and accepted October 3, 2017.