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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26--28

Prevalence of HIV-2 and the mode of transmission in West Bengal

DH Neogi, N Bhattacharya, T Chakrabarti, KK Mukherjee, SC Hazra 
 Department of Virology, School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta 700 073

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DH Neogi
Department of Virology, School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta 700 073

ABSTRACT: 17814 samples of serum were collected between May 1994 and June«SQ»97 from people of different high risk groups. A total of 522 were found HIV seropositive by ELISA test, of which 507 were confirmed by Western Blot Assay. Overall HIV-2 infection could be detected in 7.1 percent (n=37) among the Western Blot confirmed cases, whereas HIV-2 alone was noted in 2.16 percent (n=11) and concomitant HIV-1 & 2 infections were observed in 5.12 percent (n=26) cases. Highest HIV-2 seropositivity could be detected among blood donors, 13.8 percent of Western Blot confirmed cases followed by 13.3 percent and 11.1 percent among patients of AIDS/ARC and recipients of blood and/or blood products respectively.

How to cite this article:
Neogi D, Bhattacharya N, Chakrabarti T, Mukherjee K, Hazra S. Prevalence of HIV-2 and the mode of transmission in West Bengal.Indian J Med Microbiol 1998;16:26-28

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Neogi D, Bhattacharya N, Chakrabarti T, Mukherjee K, Hazra S. Prevalence of HIV-2 and the mode of transmission in West Bengal. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1998 [cited 2020 Jul 4 ];16:26-28
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