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dc.contributor.author Germano, Fabiana Nunes
dc.contributor.author Santos, Cristina Araujo dos
dc.contributor.author Honscha, Gunther
dc.contributor.author Strasburg, Aline da Cruz
dc.contributor.author Gabbi, Bruno Smidt
dc.contributor.author Mendoza-Sassi, Raúl Andrés
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-26T20:31:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-26T20:31:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation GERMANO, Fabiana Nunes et al. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus among users attending a voluntary testing centre in Rio Grande, Southern Brazil: predictive factors and hepatitis C virus genotypes. International Journal of STD & AIDS, v. 21, n. 7, p. 466-471, 2010. Disponível em:<http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1258/ijsa.2009.009089 >. Acesso em: 25 jan. 2017. pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn 09564624
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.furg.br/handle/1/7038
dc.description.abstract Summary: We estimated the prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) infection and associated risk factors in 750 individuals attendING at the voluntary counseling and Testing Center of Rio Grande (VCT/RG), in Southern Brazil, and identified viral genotypes. Demographic data and risk factors for HCV transmission were also collected and analysed. Anti-HCV-antibody-positive individuals were tested for HCV-RNA and genotyped by sequencing the 50 untranslated region of the viral genome. Prevalence estimates of anti-HCV and HCVRNA were 6% and 5.5%, respectively. We identified genotypes 1 (67%), 2 (2%) and 3 (31%); the latter was more prevalent than in other regions of Brazil. Anti-HCV prevalence in VCT/RG users was similar to previous reports. Age, previous blood transfusion, sexual orientation and injecting drug use were independent predictors of HCV infection. The presence of multiple risk factors was also associated with a higher risk for HCV infection. HCV genotype was not associated with any variable analysed in this study. pt_BR
dc.language.iso eng pt_BR
dc.rights open access pt_BR
dc.subject HCV pt_BR
dc.subject Genotype pt_BR
dc.subject Prevalence pt_BR
dc.subject Risk factors pt_BR
dc.subject Southern Brazil pt_BR
dc.title Prevalence of hepatitis C virus among users attending a voluntary testing centre in Rio Grande, Southern Brazil: predictive factors and hepatitis C virus genotypes pt_BR
dc.type article pt_BR
dc.identifier.doi 10.1258/ijsa.2009.009089 pt_BR


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