Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019) [Effective from January 1, 2019]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2017: 100.00
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 100.00
NAAS RATING 2018: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 3266-3270
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.377


Prevalence of HCV Infection in Newly-Diagnosed HIV Patients in the City of Belém, Pará, Brazil: A Preliminary Report
Márcio Nahum Lobo1, Jessica Leticia Santos Barata2, Ronald Ferreira de Jesus2, Julimar Benedita Gomes de Oliveira2, Pedro Leão Fontes Neto1, Andre Luis Ribeiro Ribeiro3 and Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado1, 2, 4*
1Biology of Infectious and Parasitic Agents Post-Graduate Program, Federal University of Pará, Belém, Pará, Brazil
2Microbiology Specialization, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Pará, Belém, Pará, Brazil
3Clinical Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, University Centre of Para - CESUPA, Belem, Pará, Brazil
4Virology Laboratory, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Pará, Belem, Pará, Brazil
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Little is known about the prevalence of immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection in the North region of Brazil. This study aimed to describe the seroprevalence of HCV infection in newly-diagnosed patients with HIV in Belém, Pará. A cross-sectional study was conducted between May 2016 and June 2017, which enrolled 185 individuals. Data collection involved the use of a questionnaire and the collection of blood sample for anti-HCV screening. Results indicated only a single individual who was seropositive for both HIV/HCV infection, which is considered a very low prevalence (0.5%) when compared to other Brazilian regions.


Keywords: HIV, HCV, Coinfection, Seroepidemiology
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Márcio Nahum Lobo, Jessica Leticia Santos Barata, Ronald Ferreira de Jesus, Julimar Benedita Gomes de Oliveira, Pedro Leão Fontes Neto, Andre Luis Ribeiro Ribeiro and Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado. 2018. Prevalence of HCV Infection in Newly-Diagnosed HIV Patients in the City of Belém, Pará, Brazil: A Preliminary Report.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 3266-3270. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.377