Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus prevalences among first time blood donors in Istanbul, Turkey

Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus prevalences among first time blood donors in Istanbul, Turkey

Transfus Apher Sci. 2015 Mar 24. pii: S1473-0502(15)00057-9. doi:
10.1016/j.transci.2015.03.013. [Epub ahead of print] Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus prevalences among first time blood donors in Istanbul, Turkey, 2004-2011.
Tigen ET1, Doğru A2, Karadağ FY2.

Abstract
OBJECTIVE:
This study aims to determine the yearly change rates of the HBsAg, anti-HCV and anti-HIV test results and their positivity rates obtained from the68,393 donors who applied and donated blood for the first time at the Blood Center of the hospital.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:
Using the ELISA method, screening tests were applied to the blood samples obtained from blood donors, and the HBsAg, anti-HCV and anti-HIV positivity rates were calculated at the end of year eight. However, HBsAg and anti-HCV positivities showed a decreased tendency of positivity in years.

RESULTS:
A total of 68,393 donations were received within eight years.
Seroprevalences for anti-HIV, HBsAg and anti-HCV tests were, respectively 0.01%, 1.54% and 0.38%. HBsAg and anti-HCV positivities showed a decreased tendency of positivity in years.