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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 3, April 2014 pp 416-420

Research Article

Study of Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Co-infection in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Seropositive Cases


Jose P. Augustine

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Sree narayana Institute Of Medical Sciences, Chalakka, North kuthiyatode (PO), Ernakulum, PIN -683594 INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the three common chronic viral infections seen in the world.  The study was done to know the prevalence of co-infection with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in HIV infected persons. The specimen for study was the HIV positive samples from the blood samples sent to the serology lab of the Department of Microbiology. The actual study was the detection of HBsAg (Surface antigen of HBV) and antibodies to Hepatitis C virus in the HIV positive blood samples collected and preserved. The co-infection with Hepatitis B virus in HIV seropositive cases was 5.5%. The co-infection with Hepatitis C virus in HIV seropositive cases was 4.4%.None where co-infected with both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.