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Revista Paraense de Medicina

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AMARAL, Ivanete do Socorro Abraçado et al. Epidemiology of HIV/HCV co-infected patients attended at Fundação Santa Casa de Misericórdia do Pará. Rev. Para. Med. [online]. 2007, vol.21, n.1, pp.15-20. ISSN 0101-5907.

OBJECTIVE: to describe the epidemiological aspects in a group of co-infected patients who was attended at public health service of reference to liver diseases in Belém-Brazil. METHODOLOGY: a Transversal study of prevalence wasperformed using a research protocol with had information about identification and the risk factors of 31 patients seropositives for HIV and HCV. RESULTS: ten patients (32,3%) had received blood transfusion; 20 (64,5%) were heterosexuals; 18 (58,1%) had 2 to 5 sexual partners; 29 (93,6%) related eventual use or no use of condom; 14 (45,2%) had use of injected illicit drugs and all the patients referred two or more different risk factors. CONCLUSION: in this study we found association of risk factors, and it was not possible to identify an isolate factor responsible for the co-infection.

Keywords : epidemiology; Hepatitis C; HIV.

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