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Title: Hepatite C: prevalência e fatores de risco entre portadores do VIH/SIDA em Belém, Pará, na Amazônia brasileira
Other Titles: Hepatitis C: prevalence and risk factors among patients with HIV/AIDS in Belém Pará, in Brazilian Amazon
metadata.dc.creator: MONTEIRO, Maria Rita de Cássia Costa
NASCIMENTO, Margarida Maria Passeri do
PASSOS, Afonso Dinis Costa
FIGUEIREDO, José Fernando de Castro
Keywords: Hepatite C
HIV (Vírus)
Amazônia brasileira
Pará - Estado
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Pará
Citation: MONTEIRO, Maria Rita de Cassia Costa et al. Hepatite C: prevalência e fatores de risco entre portadores do VIH/SIDA em Belém, Pará, na Amazônia brasileira. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Uberaba, v. 37, supl. 2, p. 40-46, 2004. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 16 fev. 2017. <>.
Abstract: The objective of this investigation was to study the prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and to identify possible risk factors for its transmission, in 406 adult patients with HIV/Aids who attended at public health services, in Belém city, Pará, Brazil. The anti-HCV was performed by third generation immunoenzymatic technique, and the HCV RNA by polymerase chain reaction. The overall prevalence of hepatitis C virus was 16% (CI: 12.4 - 19.6). Multivariate analysis showed association between virus C infection and age, with significant risk in the group about fifty years old or more (OR=9.75), blood transfusion (OR=4.74) and use of injecting drugs (OR=149.28). The hepatitis C virus infection was detected in 83.7% of intravenous drug users and 22.1% of transfused patients. These data indicate the efficient transmission of the virus through the percutaneous exposition and reaffirm the high risk to hepatitis C among injectable illicit drug user.
ISSN: 0037-8682
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