Prevalence of hepatitis B and C among HIV positive patients in Georgia and its associated risk factors.

@article{Badridze2008PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of hepatitis B and C among HIV positive patients in Georgia and its associated risk factors.},
  author={Nino Badridze and Nikoloz Chkhartishvili and Akaki Abutidze and Lana Gatserelia and Lali Sharvadze},
  journal={Georgian medical news},
  year={2008},
  volume={165},
  pages={
          54-60
        }
}
The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection among HIV positive patients, to identify most relevant risk factors of co-infection and develop preventive interventions. Study participants were voluntary individuals 18 years of age or older recruited from AIDS Center VCT unit in Tbilisi, Georgia. Eligibility criteria of participants were: HIV positive result confirmed by western blot; age; and voluntary participation… CONTINUE READING