Hepatitis B Virus Markers among the Prostitutes of Dhaka

The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) carrier states among prostitutes in Dhaka. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)was used to detect HBVmarkers in a group of 164 prostitutes. Serological evidence of current or past HBVinfection was present in 129(78.7%)prostitutes. HBsAg was detected in 16(9.7%)of whom 7(43.7%)were positive for e-antigen and e-antibod…

 

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