TREND OF VIRAL ( HBV, HCV& HIV) CO-INFECTIONS AMONG APPARENTLY HEALTHY BLOOD DONORS IN RANCHI, JHARKHAND.

Sushma Kumari, Asha Kiran, Manisha Kujur, Ritesh Kumar

Abstract


Context: Double or triple viral co-infections in apparently healthy blood donors might be more fatal than viral mono- infection.
Aim: To assess the trend of seroprevalence of double and triple viral co-infections among apparently healthy blood donors in Ranchi,
Jharkhand.
Materials and Methods: All blood samples were screened for HIV-I and II, HBV and HCV by using chemiluminescence techanique.
Result: On screening of 57424 blood units, 1064(1.85%) donors were found positive for viral mono-infection (HBV,HCV& HIV). 14 (0.024%)
donors showed double viral co-infections.
Conclusion: Apparently healthy blood donors might carry, life threatening, double and triple viral co-infections in their blood. Failure to diagnose
and treat co-infection at an early stage results in serious complications and sequelae.


Keywords


Transfusion transmitted viral mono and co-infections, HIV, HBV, HCV.

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