Research Article

Seroprevalence of HAV, HBV, HCV and HIV in People Admitted to Batman State Hospital


  • Şehavet IŞIK TEZCAN
  • Duygu MERT
  • Alper GÜMÜŞ
  • Mustafa Kemal ÇELEN

Viral Hepat J 2012;18(1):6-10


At the present time viral hepatitis and HIV infection are important global health problems. The aim of this study was to investigate the rates of HAV, HBV, HCV and HIV seropositivity in people those admitted to Batman State Hospital between Macrh 2010 and March 2011.

Materials and Methods:

Blood samples were searched for HAV IgG, HBsAg, AntiHBs, Anti-HCV and Anti-HIV with CMIA (Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay) method (Architect İ2000 SR, USA).


For anti-HBs, 10957 samples were analyzed and 5266 (48.06%) of these samples were positive. For anti-HCV 9666 samples were analyzed and 186 (1.9%) of these samples were positive. For HAV IgG 2606 samples were analyzed and 2447 (93.9%) of these samples were positive. For anti-HIV 1/2 6442 samples were analyzed and only 1 sample was positive (0.015%).


In conclusion; despite the relatively lower rate of HIV seropositivity, hepatitis viruses, particularly HBV remains to be a significant health problem in our province. Effective vaccination coverage and public awareness about infection control measures would be expected to decrease the emergence of new cases.

Keywords: Hepatitis, anti-HIV, seropositivity

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