The Demographic Impact of HIV Infection in Thi-Qar Province/ South Of Iraq

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Ahmed H. Ramadhan
Bushra J. Al Badri

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HIV, ELISA, Blood group, Thi-Qar, Rh phenotype

Abstract

The study extended from February 2022 to February 2023 in the main blood bank in Thi-Qar Province, with the aim of identifying HIV among blood donors, as the blood is one of the main ways of transmission of the virus. ELISA assay was used to screening 43,850 males and females blood donors. Thirty nine infections were recorded, all of them were males. The age group between 18 and 59 years, most of the cases of infection ranged between 30-39 years, with an infection rate of 0.12%. Most of the infection were from urban areas 0.09%. Blood group O was the highest percentage infection among the donors as it was recorded 0.12%. Also found highest infections among Rh+ with rate 0.09%.

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