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J Res Med Sci. 2010 Sep;15(5):287-9.

Lack of HIV infection among truck drivers in Iran using rapid HIV test.

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  • 1Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS (IRCHA), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of HIV infection in Iranian long distance truck drivers using rapid HIV test.

METHODS:

The study included 400 consecutive participants in Bazargan city, north-west of Iran in the late 2008 and the early 2009.

RESULTS:

No HIV infection was observed among these long distance truck drivers.

CONCLUSIONS:

Although results of this study is plausible compared to other similar studies, repeated surveys are necessary to know the trend of HIV infection in truckers in Iran.

KEYWORDS:

Automobile Driving; Human Immunodeficiency Virus; Truck

PMID:
21526097
PMCID:
PMC3082827
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