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Infect Ecol Epidemiol. 2012;2. doi: 10.3402/iee.v2i0.14835. Epub 2012 Feb 3.

Co-infection rate of HIV, HBV and Syphilis among HCV seropositive identified blood donors in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Gandaki Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Centre, Kaski, Nepal.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

HIV, HBV, Syphilis and HCV share common modes of transmission.

OBJECTIVE:

The study was aimed to determine the co-infection rate of HIV, HBV and Syphilis among HCV seropositive identified blood donors.

METHODS:

The study was conducted on blood samples screened as HCV seropositive at Nepal Red Cross Society, Central Blood Transfusion Service, Kathmandu, Nepal. HCV seropositive samples were further tested for HIV, HBV and Syphilis.

RESULTS:

Eight co-infections were observed in 139 HCV seropositives with total co-infection rate of 5.75% (95% CI=2.52-11.03).

CONCLUSION:

Co-infection of HIV, HBV and Syphilis with HCV is prevalent in the healthy looking blood donors of Kathmandu, Nepal.

KEYWORDS:

HBV; HCV; HIV; co-infection; seropositive blood donors; syphilis

PMID:
22957133
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PMCID:
PMC3426341
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