publication . Other literature type . Article . 2000

Prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV and risk factors in Irish prisoners: results of a national cross sectional survey

Shane Allwright;
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  • Published: 08 Jul 2000
  • Publisher: BMJ
Abstract
The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen, hepatitis C virus, and HIV in the prison population of the Republic of Ireland and to examine risk factors for infection. The study used a cross sectional, anonymous, unlinked survey, with self completed risk factor questionnaire and provision of oral fluid specimen for antibody testing. The study was carried out in nine of the 15 prisons in the Republic of Ireland, with 1366 prisoners, of whom 1205 (57 women) participated. In the smaller prisons all prisoners were surveyed, while in the three largest prisons one half of the population was randomly sampled. T...
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Medical Subject Headings: virus diseases
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