We examined the relationship between the presence of antibody to HCV and sexually transmitted diseases in 151 female, intravenous drug users aged 17-43 years.
Anti-HCV was present in 49 of 66 HIV-1-negative women (74.2%), and 63 of 85 HIV-1-positive women (74.1%). Anti-HCV seropositivity was significantly related to sexually transmitted infections (Ureaplasma urealyticum infections excluded) in HIV-1-seronegative women, but not in HIV-1-positive women.
Also, in HIV-1-negative subjects, Trichomonas vaginalis infections (and infections with M. hominis) were significantly related to anti-HCV seropositivity, and a positive relation between the number of sexual partners and the presence of anti-HCV was demonstrated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale C, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Séropositivité, Association morbide, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Femme, Homme, Epidémiologie, Virus HIV1, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Transmission, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis C, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, AIDS, Seropositivity, Concomitant disease, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Woman, Human, Epidemiology, HIV-1 virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Transmission, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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