HIV, HCV, and HBV co-infections in a rural area of Shanxi province with a history of commercial blood donation.

@article{Dong2011HIVHA,
  title={HIV, HCV, and HBV co-infections in a rural area of Shanxi province with a history of commercial blood donation.},
  author={Ruiling Dong and Xiaochun Qiao and Wangqian Jia and Michelle Wong and Hanzhu Qian and Xiwen Zheng and Wenge Xing and Shenghan Lai and Zhenglai Wu and Yan Jiang and Ning Wang},
  journal={Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          207-13
        }
}
BACKGROUND Unhygienic blood collection in the early 1990s led to blood-borne infections in Central China. This study aimed to estimate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection with hepatitis C and B viruses (HCV and HBV) and their risk factors in a rural area of Shanxi Province with a history of commercial blood donation. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2004. All adult residents in the target area were invited to participate in the study. Face-to-face interviews were… CONTINUE READING

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