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Title: Infection with hepatitis C virus among HIV-infected pregnant women in Thailand
Authors: Denise J. Jamieson
Natapakwa Skunodom
Thanyanan Chaowanachan
Anuvat Roongpisuthipong
William A. Bower
Tawee Chotpitayasunondh
Wendy Bhanich Supapol
Wendi L. Kuhnert
Wimol Siriwasin
Jeffrey Wiener
Sanay Chearskul
Michelle S. McConnell
Nathan Shaffer
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Mahidol University
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Rajavithi Hospital
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2008
Citation: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Vol.2008, (2008)
Abstract: Objective. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology of coinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV among a cohort of pregnant Thai women. Methods. Samples from 1771 pregnant women enrolled in three vertical transmission of HIV studies in Bangkok, Thailand, were tested for HCV. Results. Among HIV-infected pregnant women, HCV seroprevelance was 3.8% and the active HCV infection rate was 3.0%. Among HIV-uninfected pregnant women, 0.3% were HCV-infected. Intravenous drug use by the woman was the factor most strongly associated with HCV seropositivity. Among 48 infants tested for HCV who were born to HIV/HCV coinfected women, two infants were HCV infected for an HCV transmission rate of 4.2% (95% 0.51-14.25%). Conclusions. HCV seroprevalence and perinatal transmission rates were low among this Thai cohort of HIV-infected pregnant women. Copyright © 2008 Denise J. Jamieson et al.
ISSN: 10980997
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