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Frequency of Hepatitis B, C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among residents of border area (Wagah Pind) Lahore
Shahzad Nasim, Syed Amir Gilani, M. Athar Khan
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The objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of Hepatitis B, C and HIV among residents of border area of Wagah Pind Lahore through active disease surveillance. A cross-sectional descriptive epidemiological study. At Federal Government Dispensary and Health Check Post WagahBorder, Wagah Village Lahore. The study was performed from 25th Jan’2017 to 7th July’2017.The Screening of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV done. Among 100 residents of border area, 62.0% were males and 38.0% females with ages ranging between 41-50 years. Among the participants, 3.0% were positive for HBsAg, 7.0% for Anti-HCV and none of the participants was found positive for HIV. Amongst the residents of Wagah village near Border, the burden of disease for Hepatitis C is maximum that is 7% or 70 per 1000 individual while that of HIV is nil which implies that blood borne infection is seen probably due to contaminated instruments or syringes, rather than blood itself.
Keywords: Prevalence, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Wagah Border,
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Nasim S, Gilani SA, Khan MA. Frequency of Hepatitis B, C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among residents of border area (Wagah Pind) Lahore.Isra Med J. 2019; 11(6): 458-462.

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