Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, and VDRL seroprevalence of blood donors in Mersin, Turkey
The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence and affecting factors of Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg), hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV), anti human immunodeficiency virus (anti-HIV), and VDRL in blood donors in Mersin. Materials and methods: This was a retrospective, descriptive study. All blood centers in Mersin were included in the study. The medical records of 30,716 blood donors were evaluated. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, linear-by-linear association test, and the Pearson chi-square significance test. Results: Of the donors, 691 (2.2%) had positive HbsAg, 125 (0.4%) had positive anti-HCV, and 46 (0.1%) had positive VDRL test. The confirmation test was positive in 1 participant out of 54 (0.2%), whose anti-HIV test was positive. Of the participants, 862 (2.8%) showed at least 1 positive test result. In one participant, both HbsAg and anti-HCV tests were positive. Conclusion: There was at least 1 blood-borne disease seropositivity in 2.8% of the donors. Seroprevalence increased with age in males.
Blood donors, HbsAg, anti-HCV, anti-HIV, VDRL
ÖNER, SEVA; YAPICI, GÜLÇİN; ŞAŞMAZ, CAFERİ TAYYAR; KURT, AHMET ÖNER; and BUĞDAYCI, RESUL
"Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, and VDRL seroprevalence of blood donors in Mersin, Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 41:
2, Article 20.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol41/iss2/20