European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 17, Issue 7, pp 693–695 | Cite as

Prevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis and HIV in Georgian blood donors

  • M. Butsashvili
  • T. Tsertsvadze
  • L.A. McNutt
  • G. Kamkamidze
  • R. Gvetadze
  • N. Badridze
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Abstract

Prevalence of human immunodeficiency (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) virus and syphilis in the population of blood donors in Georgia has been investigated. Out of 4970 donors 7.3% had anti-HCV (6.9% confirmed), HbsAg was positive in 4.1% (3.4% confirmed), Seroprevalence of Syphilis was 2.3%. Three individuals had HIV. Prevalence of HCV and HBV in Georgia is higher than national prevalence estimates of viral hepatitis in neighboring countries.

Blood donors Hepatitis B virus Hepatitis C virus Human immunodeficiency virus Prevalence Syphilis 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Butsashvili
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Tsertsvadze
    • 1
  • L.A. McNutt
    • 2
  • G. Kamkamidze
    • 1
  • R. Gvetadze
    • 1
  • N. Badridze
    • 1
  1. 1.AIDS and Clinical Immunology CenterTbilisiRepublic of Georgia
  2. 2.School of Public Health, University at AlbanyState University of New YorkUSA

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