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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 260-265
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.032


Prevalence of Co Infection of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C among HIV Seropositive Cases in a Tertiary Care Centre
Himabindu Mantravadi1 and B.Lakshmi2*
1Department of Microbiology, Mallareddy institute of medical sciences,Suraram, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2Department of Microbiology, MNR Medical College and Hospital,Fasalwadi, Sangareddy, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

It is estimated that HIV and viral hepatitis infections are more common among the developing countries. It is known that the progression of chronic HBV to cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, and/or hepatocellular carcinoma is more rapid in HIV-infected persons than in persons with chronic HBV alone. This study was done to find out regional prevalence of this co-infection and to take necessary steps to reduce morbidity, delay mortality and improve quality of life in HIV/AIDS patients. Blood samples were collected from 3638 patients, centrifuged and the serum was separated. This serum was screened by immunochromatographic technique (card test for HBV and tridot for HIV and HCV). A total of 3638 samples were studied, out of which 3541 were negative for all the three viral infections. 40 were positive for HIV alone while 51 were positive for HBV and 6 were positive for HCV. Only 1 sample showed positive for all 3 viruses, which accounted for 0.02% of the population, while 3 samples were found positive for both HIV and HBV which amounts to 0.08% and no sample was positive for both HIV and HCV. Early detection of the HIV and HCV must be done for all the HIV positive cases, so that appropriate measures can be taken at the earliest. Further education of the population regarding the transmission of the disease must be given to prevent the spread of the disease.


Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency virus, Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, Coinfection, prevalence.
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Himabindu Mantravadi and Lakshmi, B. 2017. Prevalence of Co Infection of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C among HIV Seropositive Cases in a Tertiary Care Centre.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 260-265. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.032