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Seroprevalence and correlates of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C virus among intrapartum patients in Kabul, Afghanistan

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(Published September, 2008)
Todd CS (Author),
Ahmadzai M (Author),
Atiqzai F (Author),
Miller S (Author),
Smith JM (Author),
Ghazanfar SA (Author),
Strathdee SA. (Author)
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This study determined prevalence and correlates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), syphilis, and hepatitis B and C infection among obstetric patients and model hepatitis B vaccination approaches in Kabul, Afghanistan. Intrapartum whole blood rapid testing for HIV, syphilis, HBV, and HCV was acceptable to patients in Afghanistan. Though HBsAg revalence is relatively low, periodic assessments should be performed to determine birth dose vaccination recommendations for this setting.

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Todd CS, Ahmadzai M, Atiqzai F, Miller S, Smith JM, Ghazanfar SA, Strathdee SA. Seroprevalence and correlates of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C virus among intrapartum patients in Kabul, Afghanistan. BMC Infect Dis. 2008 Sep17; 8: 119.