This Retrospective study was done during the year 2009 to determine the seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), among blood donors in Al-Mukalla hospitals blood banks – Hadhramout-Yemen. Data was collected from blood banks, recorded and grouped according to their serology results. A total of 4526 blood donors were registered during the study period. 252 of them (5.3%) were hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive, 29 (0.6%) were anti-hepatitis C virus (anti- HCV) positive and 4 (0.09%) were- anti- human immunodeficiency virus(Anti- HIV) positive. Their average age was between 18 -50 years, and all positive cases were males. The seroprevalence rate of positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) among blood donors was intermediate in relations to other areas in our country but higher than worldwide except African countries. Anti-HCV among this sample was lower than other areas in our country and similar in being low if compared to international findings. Anti-HIV was low and similar to regional and Asian countries.
Daakeek, Ahmed Mubarak
"Seroprevalence Of HBV,HCV and HIV Viruses among Blood Donors in Al- Mukalla – Hadhramout- Yemen,"
Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences: Vol. 14
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/huj_nas/vol14/iss2/1