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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 105-107

Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus among 143001 India

Dept. of Microbiology, Medical College, Amritsar-143001, India

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Dept. of Microbiology, Medical College, Amritsar-143001
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ABSTRACT: A total of 400 intravenous drug users were screened for the presence of HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies by 2 separate ELISA kits and confirmed subsequently by Western blot test. Thirty (7.5 percent) drug users were positive for HIV-1 antibodies and none for anti HIV-2 antibodies. Twenty five (83.3 percent) seropositives were using drugs for less than 5 years and 5(16.6 percent) for more than 5 years; 21 (70 percent) reported sharing of syringes and 8 (26.6 percent) had multiple sexual partners. HIV status was not statistically related to any specific risk factor (drug use duration, needle sharing and multiple sexual partners) through sexual risk behaviour appeared to be a significant factor.

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