Prevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis and HIV in Georgian blood donors

@article{Butsashvili2001PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis and HIV in Georgian blood donors},
  author={Maia Butsashvili and Tengiz Tsertsvadze and L-A McNutt and George Kamkamidze and Roman J. Gvetadze and Nino Badridze},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={17},
  pages={693-695}
}
Prevalence of human immunodeficiency (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) virus and syphilis in the population of blood donors in Georgia has been investigated. Out of 4970 donors 7.3% had anti-HCV (6.9% confirmed), HbsAg was positive in 4.1% (3.4% confirmed), Seroprevalence of Syphilis was 2.3%. Three individuals had HIV. Prevalence of HCV and HBV in Georgia is higher than national prevalence estimates of viral hepatitis in neighboring countries. 
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