SIGNIFICANCE OF SEROPREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS B IN HIV POSITIVE PATIENTS
Author(s): Sureena Chouhan1, Geeta Parihar2and Seema Srivastava1*
Study was undertaken to find out the significance of the co-infection of HBV/ HIV. HBV/HIV coinfection is a growing public health concern because both the diseases spread in a similar way. This coinfection has an increased risk of fibrosis and cirrhosis. Out of 256 samples 12 samples were positive for HBV i.e. 4.68% positivity. Highest prevalence was found among age group 36-45 years (50%), while not a single HBV positive case were recorded in less than 15 years of age. 6 out of 12 patients were between of 36-45 year of age, which implies that HBV infection is more common in adults. These observations will help the health professionals to deal better with HBV & HIV co-infected patients and will reinforces the need of prevention programs, which also lead to reduction in prevalence of HBV in HIV infected patients.
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