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Publisher: BioMed Central
Journal: BMC Research Notes
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: Risk factors, VCT clinic, Research Article, ART clinic, HCV, Sero-prevalence, Adwa hospital

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mesheuropmc: virus diseases
Background Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major health concern where about 3?% of the world?s population is infected globally. In Ethiopia the prevalence ranges from 0.9 to 1.3?% in the general populations. Human immune deficiency virus (HIV) patients due to their weak immune response are heavily affected by the virus. There is no data on magnitude and associated risk factors for HCV infection among voluntary counseling, testing center and anti retroviral treatment clinic Attendants in the study area. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the sero-prevalence and associated risk factors for HCV infection among voluntary counseling testing and anti retroviral treatment clinic attendants Adwa general hospital. Methods Cross sectional study was carried out among 302 participants (151 HIV-negative from VCT and 151 HIV-positive from ART follow up) clinics of Adwa hospital from September to December, 2014. About 5?ml of venous blood samples were collected from study participants for anti HCV antibody tests. Univariate analyses were used to identify associated variables with anti HCV positivity. Variables having p?

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