The authors investigated the prevalence of antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in 404 female prostitutes, 428 clinic patients with a history of at least one episode of sexually transmitted disease, and 8,944 blood donors who served as the controls.
All subjects were Japanese, and all studies were carried out in Fukuoka, Kyushu.
Japan, in 1989.
The prevalence of anti-HCV was significantly higher in the prostitutes (6.2%), in the female patients with sexually transmitted diseases (6.1%), and in the male patients with sexually transmitted diseases (2.9%) than in the controls (1.5%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale C, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Comportement sexuel, Epidémiologie, Prostitution, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Homme, Transmission, Facteur risque, Prévalence, Japon, Asie, Sérologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis C, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Sexual behavior, Epidemiology, Prostitution, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Human, Transmission, Risk factor, Prevalence, Japan, Asia, Serology
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Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 199406.