HBsAG, anti-HCV, anti-HIV and VDRL seropositivity of the former Soviet female citizens, in Trabzon, Turkey Gecici olarak Trabzon'da yasayan eski Sovyet ulkeleri kadin vatandaslarinda HBsAg, anti-HCV, anti-HIV ve VDRL seropozitifligi

Ulusoy M., Duran B., Can G., Barlak A.

Jinekoloji ve Obstetri Bulteni, vol.8, no.3-4, pp.104-108, 1999 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3-4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Name: Jinekoloji ve Obstetri Bulteni
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-108
  • Keywords: Anti-HCV, Anti-HIV, HBsAg, Sex workers, VDRL
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Objective: To determine the prevelence of HBV, HCV, AIDS and syphilis in the citizens of the former Soviet Union who live temporarily in Trabzon, Turkey. Study design: 1251 women from the former Soviet countries who live in Trabzon temporarily, have been screened for HBsAg, anti-HVC, anti-HIV 1,2, and VDRL seropositivity. The results have been compared with the results of 7735 pregnant women in our city. Results: HBsAg, anti-HCV, anti HIV 1,2 and VDRL were serologically positive in 57 (46 %), 95 (7.6 %) 3 (0.2 %) and 122 (9.8 %) women, respectively. These figures were higher than that of pregnant women (4.6%, 0.3%, 0% ve 0.1%, respectively) except HBsAg (for HBsAg p>0.05; and for anti-HCV p<0.0001, for anti-HIV p<0.002, and for VDRL p<0.0001); and similar with the results of Turkish sex-workers except anti-HIV Conclusion: Screening for sexually transmitted diseases should be done frequently. Sex workers and their clients must be educated for preventive measures.