:: Volume 11, Issue 2 (Iranian South Medical Journal 2009) ::
Iran South Med J 2009, 11(2): 183-190 Back to browse issues page
Seroepidemiological survey of hepatitis B, C, HIV and syphilis among blood donors in Bushehr-Iran
Hossain Esmaieli *1, Gholamreza Hajiani, Alireza Mankhian2, Mehdi Poumehdi Broujeni
1- , esmailih@vetmed.ut.ac.ir
2- Blood transfusion Institute of Bushehr
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Background: Blood transmitted infections have always made problems in the use of blood and blood products. In this survey, the seroprevalence of blood-borne infections among regular, sporadic (lapsed) and first-time blood donors of Bushehr city were determined. Methods: In a retrospective study, the prevalence of transfusion transmitted infections was surveyed among all donors of Bushehr city (20294 persons) during March 2006 to February 2007 and infections markers for hepatitis B and C, HIV AIDS and syphilis were surveyed through screening and confirmatory tests. Results: Among 20294 who donated blood through one year in Bushehr province, 8513 were regular donors (41.94%), 2523 sporadic donors (12.43%), 9258 first-time donors (45.61%) and 495 (2.40%) persons were determined as self-exclusion. Of these donors, 48 (0.23%) were HBsAg positive, 42 (0.20%) HCV-Ab reactive, and all were negative for HIV-Ab and syphilis. We found only 0.04% HBsAg positive among regular donors. Conclusions: Blood borne infections among regular blood donors were much less than non regular donors.
Keywords: regular blood donor, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, blood transfusion
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/05/18 | Accepted: 2009/05/18 | Published: 2009/05/18

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