Use of blood donor screening to monitor prevalence of HIV and hepatitis B and C viruses, South Africa

NHLBI Recipient Epidemiology and Donor evaluation Study-III (REDS-III) International Component

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Abstract

Among 397,640 first-time blood donors screened in South Africa during 2012–2015, HIV prevalence was 1.13%, hepatitis B virus prevalence 0.66%, and hepatitis C virus prevalence 0.03%. Findings of note were a high HIV prevalence in Mpumalanga Province and the near absence of hepatitis C virus nationwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1560-1563
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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