K Purusothaman

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OBJECTIVE To investigate risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Sydney blood donors. DESIGN Blood donors confirmed to be positive for HCV antibodies were compared with blood donors with a positive result of a screening assay, but whose HCV antibody status had not been confirmed. A questionnaire on sexual, parenteral and other potential risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies in the Sydney blood donor population. DESIGN All blood donations collected from Red Cross blood donors in Sydney from February 1990 until April 1991 were tested for HCV antibodies. For those samples found reactive in an anti-HCV screening test, a confirmatory test was carried out(More)
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