Serological markers for hepatitis B and treponemal infection among HIV carriers from Ethiopia

M. L. Alkan, S. Maayan, I. Belmaker, Y. Arbeli, N. Mani, F. Ben-Yshai

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Abstract

A group of 52 HIV carriers among immigrants who arrived in Israel from Ethiopia in Operation Solomon, 1991, is described. A control group was randomly chosen from the same population. HBV serology and treponemal antibodies were obtained from both groups. The frequency of HBV markers was similar in both groups (70% among the HIV carriers and 78.8% in the controls). HBsAg was more frequently found among HIV carriers (20%) than in the control group (8.6%). Treponemal antibodies were common among HIV carriers (31%), and infrequent in the controls (3%). These data indicate that HIV infection in this community is linked to treponemal infection and that these carriers handle HBV less efficiently then HIV-negative subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-392
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume29
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ethiopian immigrants
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Treponemal antibodies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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