International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

2019, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part GPages: 432-435

Seroprevalence of HIV among blood donors in KIMS blood bank, Hubballi, Karnataka, a tertiary care hospital

Sujata S Giriyan and Sindhushree N
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ABSTRACT
Aim: The aim of our study was to find out the seroprevalence of HIV among the blood donors.
Materials and Methods: A 9 years retrospective study was carried out in the blood bank of KIMS, Hubballi, Karnataka, from January 2007 to December 2015.
Results: A total of 80312 apparently healthy donors were analyzed for prevalence of HIV of which 50735 (63.17%) were replacement donors and 29577 (36.83%) were voluntary donors. The overall prevalence of HIV among donors was 283(0.35%) cases.
Conclusion: Availability of safe blood is a must for the recipients and the community as well. This can be achieved by vigorous screening of donors and proper HIV testing of donor’s blood by using standard methods such as Enzyme Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay (ELISA) and Nucleic Acid Amplification technique (NAT) is highly recommended to ensure safety for recipient.
How to cite this article:
Sujata S Giriyan and Sindhushree N. Seroprevalence of HIV among blood donors in KIMS blood bank, Hubballi, Karnataka, a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2019; 2(2): 432-435. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2019.v2.i2g.140
International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology