High prevalence of GBV-C/HGV among relatives of GBV-C/HGV-positive blood donors in blood recipients and in patients with aplastic anemia.


BACKGROUND The prevalence of GB virus C (GBV-C)/HGV is high in individuals with parenteral risk factors. The frequency of GBV-C/HGV in blood donors is significantly lower, however it is still far above other parenterally transmitted viruses like HBV and HCV. Therefore, transmission routes apart from parenteral transmission must be considered. STUDY DESIGN… (More)