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Seroprevalence of Surrogate Markers for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV in Healthy Blood Donors at Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore

Shahida Amjed Riaz Shah, Ayesha Ehsan
2010 Annals of King Edward Medical University  
This project was aimed to determine the seropositivity status for Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), antiHepatitis C (HCV) antibodies and antibodies to Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) I and II in healthy blood donorsdonating blood at Shaikh Zayed Hospital Lahore.Material and Methods: The relevant data was collected during a period of 28 months from 1st January 2006 till 31st March2008. It was a cross sectional study which entailed screening of 60719 healthy donors. The donors were aged
more » ... donors were aged between 16years to 45 years. There were 93.43% males and 6.57% females.Results: The seroprevalence of Anti HCV antibodies was 3.870%; for HBsAg it was 1.407%; for HIV antibodies it was0.00658%. Our study demonstrated a higher seropositivity for HIV in healthy donor population than all of the previousreports except one with which it matched precisely. HBsAg showed a definite downwards inclination when compared withsimilar previous studies carried out in the last 7 years. Seroprevalence of anti HCV antibody was found to be similar whencompared with previous studies and demonstrated a higher trend in large cities with a multiethnic population.Key Words: MeSH: Blood donors, seroprevalence, HbsAg, antiHCV, HIV.
doi:10.21649/akemu.v15i1.23 fatcat:pqvdemjm45fipl5vk3udk56q7q