Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B and C viruses and syphilis among blood donors in Koudougou (Burkina Faso) in 2009.

@article{Nagalo2011SeroprevalenceOH,
  title={Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B and C viruses and syphilis among blood donors in Koudougou (Burkina Faso) in 2009.},
  author={Marius Bolni Nagalo and Mahamoudou Sanou and Cyrille Bisseye and Maril{\`e}ne In{\`e}s Kabor{\'e} and Yacouba Koumpingnin Nebi{\'e} and Kisito Kienou and Alice Kiba and Honorine Dahourou and Siaka Ouattara and Jean Didier Zongo and Jacques Simpore},
  journal={Blood transfusion = Trasfusione del sangue},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={419-24}
}
BACKGROUND The high prevalence of numerous transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and syphilis in sub-Saharan Africa affects the safety of blood for recipients. This study was undertaken with the aim of determining the seroprevalence of HIV, HCV, HBV, syphilis and socio-demographic risk factors associated with blood donation in a new regional blood transfusion centre in Burkina Faso. MATERIAL AND… CONTINUE READING
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