Volume 2 Supplement 1

2005 International Meeting of The Institute of Human Virology

Open Access

Coinfection Of HIV With HBV And HVC In A Low Resources Setting

  • M Hojman1,
  • C Perez1 and
  • ML Ordoñez1
Retrovirology20052(Suppl 1):S91

https://doi.org/10.1186/1742-4690-2-S1-S91

Published: 8 December 2005

Background

Co-infection of HIV with HVB and C is well described in medical literature from all over the world. The coexistence of these infections can worsen the evolution of anyone of them, therefore a fast diagnosis and treatment can help to achieve a better prognosis. Malvinas Argentinas County is a low resources seting located in NW of Buenos Aires Province. Objective: Determining the existence of co-infection with HIV and HVB and/or HVC in patients (p) included in the Municipal Program Against HIV and establishing the characteristics of the infected population.

Methods

Prospective study of HIV+ p regarding the presence of positive serology for HVC (ELISA), HVB (determination of HBsAg) or both.

Data obtained

Sex and risk factor for HIV infection (heterosexual, homo/bisexual, intravenous drug use (IDU).

Results

Of 162 p, 15 were HVC+ (9.3%), 13 HbsAg+ (8%) y 2 HVC/HbsAg+ (1,2%). 13 HVC+ were male (87%) (p = 0.007), and among them, risk factor for HIV acquisition was IDU in 9 cases (60%) and heterosexual risk behaviour in 6 (RR 12 -IC: 4,83<RR<29,79; p0,0005). 11 HbsAg+ were male (84.5%) (p = 0.005) and among them risk factors for HIV acquisition were heterosexual risk behaviour in 5 cases, homosexual risk behaviour in 6 cases and IDU in 2 cases, none of this were significant as relative risks.

Conclusion

Male sex was a significant relative for coinfection on HIV with HBV and HVC, maybe related to IDU in this population. IBU as a risk factor for acquisition of HIV was signicant for coinfection with HCV. Warning about HCV coinfection should be adopted in this improve the prognosis of both infections.

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Servicio de Infectología, Municipalidad de Malvinas Argentinas, Pcia

Copyright

© The Author(s) 2005

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