Incidences of antibodies to hepatitis B, herpes simplex and cytomegalovirus in prostitutes.


The 170 prostitutes registered by the local public health authority (165 female, 5 male; ages 17-61) were serologically investigated by ELISA and CFT for the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) markers (n = 170), anti-CMV (n = 118) and anti-HSV 2 antibodies (n = 117). 4.7% (1.2%) were found to be HBs- (HBe-)antigen carriers; 1.2% revealed an acute hepatitis… (More)


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