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Prevalence and risk factors of HIV, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections in drug addicts among Gorgan prisoners

Behnaz, K. and Abdollah, A. and Fateme, F. and Mohammadreza, R. (2007) Prevalence and risk factors of HIV, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections in drug addicts among Gorgan prisoners. Journal of Medical Sciences, 7 (2). pp. 252-254. ISSN 16824474 (ISSN)

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Abstract

The objective of the present study is to determine the prevalence of HIV, HBV and HCV in the addict prisoners in Gorgan city. In this cross-sectional study conducted between 2002-2003, a randomized sampling was done on 121 drug addict prisoners. A blood sample was taken from each case and serologic tests for HBV, HCV and HIV were done, then complementary tests for HIV (ELISA and Western-blot) were done. Physical examinations and face-to-face interviews were done. Chi-square and Exact-Fisher test were used for data analysis and relationships between factors. The prevalence of HIV, HCV and HBV were 5.8, 23.1 and 4.1%, respectively. Injection was the most common route of drug use. Marital status was significantly related to HIV and HCV infection. Tatooing and shared syringe use were significantly related to all these infections. Because of the high prevalence of HIV, HCV and HBV in the studied cases and tending to the high risk behaviors among the prisoners, it seems that more educational and preventive programs are needed to control the spread of these infections in the population.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Med. Sci. (Pakistan) [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Infectious Diseases, Golestan Medical University, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Infectious Diseases Research Center, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Statistics, Golestan Medical University, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drug addict, HBV, HCV, HIV, Prisoners, adult, article, blood sampling, chi square test, data analysis, diagnostic test, drug abuse, drug dependence, educational status, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, female, Fisher exact test, health education, health program, hepatitis B, Hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C, Hepatitis C virus, human, Human immunodeficiency virus, Human immunodeficiency virus infection, infection risk, Iran, major clinical study, male, marriage, prevalence, prisoner, serology, tattooing, Western blotting
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 04:30
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 06:51
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2412

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