JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31326
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Author Suganuma, Narufumi| Ikeda, Satoru| Taketa, Kazuhisa| Wang, Da-hong| Yamamoto, Hideki| Phornphukutkul, Kannika| Peerakome, Supatra| Sitvacharanum, Kriegsak| Jittiwutlkarn, Jaroon|
Abstract <p>An exposure to GB virus C/hepatitis G virus (GBV-C/HGV) was studied among populations at risk for blood and sexual exposure to analyze risk factor of the transmission of the virus. Blood samples were drawn from 98 intravenous drug users (IVDU), 100 female high-class commercial sex workers (CSW) and 50 male outpatients (MOP) at a sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic in Chiang Mai, Thailand. These blood samples were analyzed for GBV-C/HGV RNA; antibodies against second envelope protein of GBV-C/HGV (anti-E2); anti-hepatitis C virus antibody (HCV-Ab); hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb); and antibodies against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-Ab). Prevalences of GBV-C/HGV RNA, anti-E2, HCV-Ab, HBcAb and HIV-Ab were 27.6%, 16.3%, 84.7%, 76.5% and 45.0% in IVDU; 0%, 21.5%, 2.0%, 72.0% and 11.0% in CSW; 6.0%, 13.6%, 0%, 64.0% and 14.0% in MOP. While the prevalence of GBV-C/HGV RNA was higher in IVDU than in CSW and MOP, comparable prevalences of anti-E2 among the three populations were found. Intravenous drug injection showed association with GBV-C/HGV RNA, while history of STD associated with anti-E2. In conclusion, intravenous drug injection and STD were found to be risk factors for the previous exposure to GBV-C/HGV, but STD did not increase the risk of the GBV-C/HGV viraemia.</p>
Keywords GB virus C/hepatitis G virus anti-E2 anti-body sexualty transmitted disease human immunodeficiency virus hepatitis C virus
Amo Type Article
Published Date 1998-06
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume52
Issue issue3
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 161
End Page 167
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 9661744
Web of Science KeyUT 000074528500007