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Journal of Experimental and Clinical Microbiology

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Hepatitis B co-infection in HIV AIDS patients in Woldia, Ethiopia

Author(s): Endeshaw Abatenh*, Amare Asmamaw, Lemelem Hiluf and Nebil Mohammed

Hepatites B is one of liver infection resulting from the presence of viral agents. HIV infected individuals are more susceptible to hepatitis B viral infection as their disease progresses in to AIDS. Now a day, Hepatites B is present in HIV infected patients. The aim of this study was to investigate medical information and to get there perception regarding to co-infection as well as to assess associated risk factors for Hepatites B abnormalities among HIV positive patients in Woldia General Hospital, Ethiopia. Questionnaire form were filled up appropriately. They are also forward relevant characteristics. HIVAIDS patients co-infected with Hepatites B was studied. A total of 30 patients were included here. Different social groups were participated during in the time of study. From the total study population 46.7% are males and 53.3% are females. They have variety of personal characteristics. Most of them 53% were illiterate and 43.33% survive in agricultural practice. The major associated risk factors facilitate for co-infection were unprotected sexual habit, screening with variety of pathogens, sharing unsterilized personal equipment’s and illegal drug use. The basic point of reason had both weak immunity system and low CD4 cell count were commented from respondents. To solve the problem first, free from unsecured sexual intercourse who had already Hepatitis B. Second, sterilizing equipment’s. Lastly, avoiding illegal drug usage. In overall patients should have to get a vaccine. Finally they had good common understanding on medical aspects.


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