Assessment of HIV prevalence in blood donors in Kermanshah province, 2005

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Mitra Kolivand 1 , * , Akram Sadat Hashemimehr 2 , Shahla Safari 3

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1 Dept. of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Vice Cancellor of Clinical Affairs, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Dept. of Biostatistics, School of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Kolivand M, Hashemimehr A S, Safari S. Assessment of HIV prevalence in blood donors in Kermanshah province, 2005, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2011 ; 14(4):e79450.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 14 (4); e79450
Published Online: March 19, 2011
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: December 23, 2009
Accepted: July 12, 2010

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Abstract

Five to ten percent of new HIV infected cases, attributed to the transfusion of unsafe blood and blood products.

The persent study was conducted on blood donors in Kermanshah province to find the prevalence of HIV infection between these individuals. Data was collected by a form in two sections of demographic information and results of screening test for the present of HIV and other infections transfer through blood transfusion durging first 6 months of 2008. Blood samples were tested using Elisa and western blot. Data were analyzed during SPSS software and X2 test.

Eleven out of 22354 blood unit donated were positive for HIV by Elisa test. Using western blot three infected patients (%0.05) fo HIV was confirmed.

Keywords

prevalence HIV blood donation

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