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

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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