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Hepatitis C Virus infections among clients attending an HIV testing and counseling center in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Hepatitis C Virus infections among clients attending an HIV testing and counseling center in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Rahman M, Hossain ME, Afrad MH, Hasan R, Rahman M, Sarker MS, Azim T,


Rahman M, Hossain ME, Afrad MH, Hasan R, Rahman M, Sarker MS, Azim T, (click to view)

Rahman M, Hossain ME, Afrad MH, Hasan R, Rahman M, Sarker MS, Azim T,

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Journal of medical virology 2017 09 28() doi 10.1002/jmv.24955

Abstract

The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and genotypes among 965 individuals attending an HIV testing and counseling unit in Dhaka Bangladesh during Jan-Dec 2011 was determined. Anti-HCV antibody was detected in 4.4% individuals; the highest rate 37.8% was in people who inject drugs followed by that in the general population (1.3%) and less than 1% in other populations. HCV RNA was detected in 2.7%. The most common genotype was genotype 3 (88.5%) followed by genotype 1 (11.5%). A national wide surveillance for HCV infection reaching all key populations is required to assess the countywide burden and to develop appropriate treatment strategies. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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