Seroprevalence of HBV, HCV and HIV infection among intravenous drug users in Shahr-e-Kord, Islamic Republic of Iran

Imani, R. and Karimi, A. and Rouzbahani, R. and Rouzbahani, A. (2008) Seroprevalence of HBV, HCV and HIV infection among intravenous drug users in Shahr-e-Kord, Islamic Republic of Iran. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (5). pp. 1136-1141.

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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.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: hepatitis B surface antigen, adult; aged; article; blood sampling; controlled study; female; harm reduction; health education; hepatitis B; hepatitis C; high risk behavior; human; Human immunodeficiency virus infection; infection prevention; infection rate; infection risk; intravenous drug abuse; Iran; major clinical study; male; rehabilitation center; seroprevalence, Adolescent; Adult; Age Distribution; Aged; Chi-Square Distribution; Comorbidity; Female; Harm Reduction; Health Services Needs and Demand; Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; HIV Infections; Humans; Iran; Male; Mass Screening; Middle Aged; Needle Sharing; Population Surveillance; Rehabilitation Centers; Seroepidemiologic Studies; Sex Distribution; Substance Abuse, Intravenous; Urban Health
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
WH Hemic and Lymphatic System
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences Academic Groups > Department of Immunology
Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences Academic Groups > Department of Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Infectious Diseases
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 04:12
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 04:12
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3369

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