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Title: Seroprevalence of HBV, HCV and HIV infection among intravenous drug users in Shahr-e-Kord, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Imani, R.
Karimi, A.
Rouzbahani, R.
Rouzbahani, A.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: This study was conducted in 2004 to evaluate the prevalence of hepatitis B [HBV], hepatitis C [HBC] and human immunodeficiency [HIV] virus infection in 133 injecting drug users [IDUs] attending a voluntary rehabilitation centre in Shahr-e-Kord, and to identify risk factors for these infections in this group. Serum samples were screened for HBV, HCV and HIV infection. Only 1 participant [0.8%] was HIV positive, 15 [11.2%] were HCV positive and 8 [6.0%] were positive for HBV surface antigen. There was significant correlation between using shared syringes and infection with HIV, HCV and HBV
Description: 1136-1141
Keywords: Hepatitis C
HIV Infections
Risk Factors
Substance Abuse, Intravenous
Rehabilitation Centers
Subject: Hepatitis B
ISSN: 1020-3397
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