HIV, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus co-infections among injecting drug users in Tehran, Iran.

  title={HIV, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus co-infections among injecting drug users in Tehran, Iran.},
  author={Keramat Nourijelyani and Emran Mohammad Razaghi and Elaheh Sahimi-Izadian and Masoumeh Amin-Esmaeili},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  volume={14 1},
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and co-infections among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Tehran. METHODS A sample of 899 IDUs (861 male and 38 female) was recruited in Tehran from treatment and harm reduction facilities and from drug user hangouts in public areas in equal proportions. ELISA testing for HIV, HCV antibody (HCV-Ab), hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), and hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) was carried out… CONTINUE READING
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