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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 220-225

A Study of Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B in HIV Positive Cases of ICTC at Tertiary Care Centre
Isha Mehta1, Anil Chaudhary2* and G.U. Kavathia3
1P.D.U Medical College, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
2GMERS Medical College, Gotri, Vadodara, India
3P.D.U Medical College, Rajkot, India
*Corresponding author

The study was conducted to assess the extent of seropositivity of Hepatitis B among HIV positive patients at tertiary care hospital in Rajkot from JUNE 2016 to MAY 2017 and evaluate the need of routine screening for this infection among such patients. The samples were tested for HIV as per Strategy III of National AIDS control organization by using different system of testing to establish diagnosis of HIV. The HbsAg test is a one-step immunochromatographic assay based on the antigen capture or "Sandwich" principle. Out of total 300 HIV positive patients, 69.67% were male and 30.00% were female. Only one was transgender. Out of 300 samples tested, 7(2.33%) samples were positive for HBsAg with 6(2.87%) of male and 1(1.11%) of female patients. Higher prevalence was observed in age group of 31-60yrs and in male patients. We believe our data could help health professionals to deal better with HIV infected patients. We also believe our data reinforces the need of prevention programs on HIV transmission, which also lead to reduction in prevalence of Hepatitis B.

Keywords: HIV, Hepatitis B, Seroprevalance

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Isha Mehta, Anil Chaudhary and Kavathia, G.U. 2018. A Study of Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B in HIV Positive Cases of ICTC at Tertiary Care Centre.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 220-225. doi:
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