International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 10 (2013) pp. 249-252
Prevalence of HIV, HCV, HBV and Syphilis in Blood donors among the Dakshina Kannada District, India
K.Lathamani1 , Geetha Bhaktha1 , Shivananda Nayak2 , Subbannayya Kotigadde3
1St. Anns Institute of Allied Health Science, Mulky, Mangalore-575 018, Karnataka, India 2Department of Pre Clinical Science,University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies 3K.V.G Medical College, Sullia, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India
Every year blood transfusion rescues millions of lives worldwide, recipients of transfusions risk becoming infected with blood-borne pathogens. Transfusion-transmissible infections with the blood donors during the various blood donation camps in Mangalore were investigated from January 2008 to March 2010. The seroprevalence Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection was confirmed to be 0.53%, HepatitisCVirus(HCV) infection to be 0.098%, Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV) to be 0.08% and Syphilis to be 0.09% after supplementary testing. The transfusion risk potential of these pathogens was also demonstrated. Thus understanding the demographic data would reduce the overall burden on health care system.
Sero positivity; Blood transfusion; Transfusion transmitted diseases.