Joseph Forbi

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Serological markers and risk factors for hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses among students in a Nigerian university
    Joseph Forbi
    Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, GRA Keffi Abuja, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
    East Afr J Public Health 6:152-5. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of hepatitis A virus isolates from Nigeria
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    Intervirology 56:22-6. 2013
  3. pmc Prevalence of hepatitis B e antigen in chronic HBV carriers in North-central Nigeria
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    J Health Popul Nutr 30:377-82. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Absence of routine molecular testing and prevalence of HIV-2 infection in regions hardest-hit by HIV infection
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    J Infect Dev Ctries 6:854-9. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Genetic analysis of hepatitis A virus variants circulating among children presenting with acute diarrhea in Cameroon
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    J Med Virol 84:728-32. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Urban-rural estimation of hepatitis C virus infection sero-prevalence in north Central Nigeria
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Department, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja Nigeria
    East Afr J Public Health 7:367-8. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Estimates of human immunodeficiency virus incidence among female sex workers in north central Nigeria: implications for HIV clinical trials
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Department, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 105:655-60. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Estimating the time period between infection and diagnosis based on CD4+ counts at first diagnosis among HIV-1 antiretroviral naïve patients in Nigeria
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    J Infect Dev Ctries 4:662-7. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantification of human immunodeficiency virus-1 viral load using nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) in north central Nigeria
    J C Forbi
    Virology Research Laboratory, Innovative Biotech Abuja keffi, Nigeria
    Niger J Clin Pract 13:284-7. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Inverted CD4+/CD8+ ratio associated with AIDS event and death in HIV-1 infected individuals in Nasarawa State, Nigeria
    J C Forbi
    Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi, Abuja, Nigeria
    Tanzan J Health Res 11:144-8. 2009

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Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Serological markers and risk factors for hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses among students in a Nigerian university
    Joseph Forbi
    Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, GRA Keffi Abuja, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
    East Afr J Public Health 6:152-5. 2009
    ..The aim of this cross-sectional study was to estimate the seroprevalence rates of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections and to analyze associated risk factors among 400 students in a Nigerian...
  2. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of hepatitis A virus isolates from Nigeria
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    Intervirology 56:22-6. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate HAV strains using molecular epidemiological and genetic analyses among apparently healthy adult Nigerian subjects...
  3. pmc Prevalence of hepatitis B e antigen in chronic HBV carriers in North-central Nigeria
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    J Health Popul Nutr 30:377-82. 2012
    ..The success of these efforts will depend on our resolution to make the elimination of HBV infection a top priority on the public-health agenda as we start the second decade of this new century...
  4. doi request reprint Absence of routine molecular testing and prevalence of HIV-2 infection in regions hardest-hit by HIV infection
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    J Infect Dev Ctries 6:854-9. 2012
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  5. doi request reprint Genetic analysis of hepatitis A virus variants circulating among children presenting with acute diarrhea in Cameroon
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    J Med Virol 84:728-32. 2012
    ..These findings stress the need for routine molecular tracking of HAV infection as a contributory cause of acute diarrhea in Cameroonian children...
  6. ncbi request reprint Urban-rural estimation of hepatitis C virus infection sero-prevalence in north Central Nigeria
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Department, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja Nigeria
    East Afr J Public Health 7:367-8. 2010
    ..On the other hand, literature on the possible spread of the virus in rural Nigeria remains extremely scanty. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of HCV in a rural and urban community in Nigeria...
  7. doi request reprint Estimates of human immunodeficiency virus incidence among female sex workers in north central Nigeria: implications for HIV clinical trials
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Department, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 105:655-60. 2011
    ..We have recorded a high proportion of recent HIV infections among FSWs in Nigeria and also provided an enabling environment for future studies of HIV prevention methods...
  8. ncbi request reprint Estimating the time period between infection and diagnosis based on CD4+ counts at first diagnosis among HIV-1 antiretroviral naïve patients in Nigeria
    Joseph C Forbi
    Clinical Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi Abuja, Nigeria
    J Infect Dev Ctries 4:662-7. 2010
    ..This population-based cohort study in north central Nigeria reports the initial CD4+ lymphocyte counts at the time of first HIV diagnosis and determines the approximate time interval when HIV infection was acquired...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantification of human immunodeficiency virus-1 viral load using nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) in north central Nigeria
    J C Forbi
    Virology Research Laboratory, Innovative Biotech Abuja keffi, Nigeria
    Niger J Clin Pract 13:284-7. 2010
    ..Viral load (VL) quantification is considered an integral part of the standard care in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals but in Nigeria as in most of sub-Saharan Africa, this has not reached the majority ofpatients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Inverted CD4+/CD8+ ratio associated with AIDS event and death in HIV-1 infected individuals in Nasarawa State, Nigeria
    J C Forbi
    Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech, Keffi, Abuja, Nigeria
    Tanzan J Health Res 11:144-8. 2009
    ..These data are useful to determine when intervention with antiretroviral therapy is needed and to determine the likelihood of virological failure...
  11. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of hepatitis B virus among female sex workers in Nigeria
    J C Forbi
    Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech Abuja keffi, GRA keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 50:219-21. 2008
    ..This high prevalence of a vaccine preventable disease is unacceptable, therefore, vaccination of this high risk HBV reservoir group should be considered worthwhile...
  12. pmc Human T-cell lymphotropic virus in a population of pregnant women and commercial sex workers in South Western Nigeria
    J C Forbi
    Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech Keffi, PO Box 30 Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
    Afr Health Sci 7:129-32. 2007
    ..Over 20 million persons are infected with HTLV-I/II globally. The virus is endemic in Africa and it is also transmitted sexually. Continued identification of high risk groups is important for the control of the disease...
  13. ncbi request reprint The role of triple infection with hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type-1 on CD4+ lymphocyte levels in the highly HIV infected population of North-Central Nigeria
    J C Forbi
    Virology Laboratory, Innovative Biotech Keffi No 1, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 102:535-7. 2007
    ..Coinfection with HBV or HCV is relatively common among HIV-infected patients in Nigeria and should be a big consideration in the initiation and choice of therapy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Serologic survey of specific rubella virus IgM in the sera of pregnant women in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
    Grace Pennap
    Department of Microbiology, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
    Afr J Reprod Health 13:69-73. 2009
    ..05). Although the incidence of rubella is low we suggest the antenatal screening and vaccination of all females of child bearing age to eliminate this potentially devastating virus in the county...