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A High Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among The Human Immunodeficiency Virus Seropositive Blood Donors in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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We report the results of serological survey of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections among the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive and seronegative blood donors in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Anti-HCV were positive in 17 out of 276 anti-HIV seropositive blood donors (6.2%) and six out of 844 anti-HIV seronegative blood donors (0.7%). HBs-Ag were positive in 20 out of 276 anti-HIV seropositive blood donors (7.2%) and 68 out of 844 anti-HIV seronegative blood donors (8.1%). These findings suggest that anti-HIV seropositive population belongs to a high risk group of HCV infection and there are similar transmission routes between HIV and HCV infections.

identifier:熱帯医学 Tropical medicine 38(1). p21-25, 1996

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