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Prevalence of Hepatitis A Virus Infection in a HIV Positive Community

Author(s): Setareh Davoudi | Mehrnaz Rasoolinejad | Sirous Jafari | Majid Erfanzadeh | Maryam Foroughi | Mahboube Hajiabdolbaghi | Minoo Mohraz

Journal: Acta Medica Iranica
ISSN 0044-6025

Volume: 48;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 192;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Hepatitis | HIV | prevalence

"nHepatitis A is acute and usually self - limiting disease, but sometimes it can be dangerous such as in immunosuppressed patients. Purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis A serology in HIV/AIDS Patients. 247 HIV positive patients from March 2005 to September 2006 were entered in this study. Participants completed questionnaires to elicit demographic, drug and sex risk information, and were tested for hepatitis A. They were all referred to Counseling center for behavioral diseases in Imam Khomeini Hospital. Cases were chosen from volunteers with no history of jaundice or acute hepatitis. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 13 and results were compared between seropositive and seronegative groups using T test and chi square. Statistical significance was accepted at a level of P

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