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TITLE:

STUDY TO REVEAL THE FREQUENCY OF HBsAg, ANTI-HCV, VDRL AND HIV POSITIVE CASES AMONG BLOOD DONORS

AUTHORS:

*Dr Elahi Bakhsh, **Dr Shahzain Khalid, *Dr Muhammad Tariq Zarkoon

ABSTRACT:

Abstract: Objective: To investigate the frequency of positive HIV, anti-HCV, HBsAg and VDRL cases among apparently healthy blood donors. Study Design: A Prospective Study. Place and Duration of study: In the Department of Medicine and Blood bank section of Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur for Six month Duration from March 2018 to August 2018. Methods: All blood donors were selected for this study. For detection of diseases a rapid diagnostic test kit named "Accu Check" was used. 50 infected donors were found from 833 blood donors. No donors were HIV-positive, but 24 were positive for VDRL, 16 were positive for HCV, and 10 were positive for HBsAg. The individual patient did not suffer more than the infectious disease mentioned above. Not any patient did not suffer more than the infectious disease mentioned above. Results: Of the 833 blood donors, 50 (6%) were donors. No donors were HIV positive, but VDRL positive in24 (2.88%) donors, anti-HCV positive in 17 (1.71%) and HBsAg positive in 10 (1.19). Not any patient did not suffer more than the infectious disease mentioned above. In addition, a total of 50 infected donors, 24 (48%) were positive for VDRL, 16 (32%) were positive for HCV and 10 (20%) were positive for HBV. In addition, 8 of the infected people worked together with A +, B + in 16 work together, 10 with O +,12 with AB +, 2 with B-, 2 with A- and none with O- or AB. . Conclusion: It was concluded that appropriate examination was mandatory to stop blood-borne infectious diseases. Keywords: HIV, DCRL, HBsAg.

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