Seroprevalences and co-infections of HIV, hepatitis C virus and hepatitis B virus in injecting drug users in Quetta, Pakistan

Malik Achakzai, Masoom Kassi, Pashtoon Murtaza Kasi

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Abstract

A questionnaire-based survey was administered to a sample of street-recruited injecting drug users. Written informed consent was obtained. Serological screening and further testing for the three blood-borne infections was performed. Fifty (76.9%) consented for serological testing. Seroprevalences of hepatitis C virus (HCV), HIV and hepatitis B antigen were 60%, 24% and 6%, respectively. Co-infections of HCV/HIV were particularly high (20%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Pakistan
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Drug Users
Coinfection
Hepatitis B virus
Hepacivirus
HIV
Hepatitis B Antigens
Informed Consent
Infection
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Seroprevalences and co-infections of HIV, hepatitis C virus and hepatitis B virus in injecting drug users in Quetta, Pakistan. / Achakzai, Malik; Kassi, Masoom; Kasi, Pashtoon Murtaza.

In: Tropical Doctor, Vol. 37, No. 1, 01.01.2007, p. 43-45.

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Achakzai, Malik ; Kassi, Masoom ; Kasi, Pashtoon Murtaza. / Seroprevalences and co-infections of HIV, hepatitis C virus and hepatitis B virus in injecting drug users in Quetta, Pakistan. In: Tropical Doctor. 2007 ; Vol. 37, No. 1. pp. 43-45.
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