Seven hundred and twenty-three serum samples from individuals in 13 Gidra-speaking villages in Western Province, Papua New Guinea were tested for evidence of infection with human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I), human immunodeficiency virus type I (HIV-I), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).
No samples were positive for antibodies to HIV-I.
Antibodies to HTLV-I were found in 13 samples (1.8%), HBV surface antigens (HBsAg) were found in 86 samples (11.9%), and antibodies to HCV were found in 30 samples (4.1%). Six (46.2%) of 13 HTLV-I positive samples were positive for HCV or HBsAg.
The seropositive rate varied in different villages and the incidence of HTLV-I and HCV was higher in coastal and riverine areas than inland.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Hépatite virale B, Hépatite virale C, Séropositivité, Prévalence, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Virus HTLV1, Retroviridae, Virus, Epidémiologie, Nouvelle Guinée, Mélanésie, Océanie, Ouest, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Sérologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Viral hepatitis C, Seropositivity, Prevalence, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, HTLV-I virus, Retroviridae, Virus, Epidemiology, New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania, West, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Serology, Human
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Cote : 93-0644609
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 199406.