HIV antibodies in beggar blood donors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carvalho, M.I.; Castello-Branco, L.R.; Habib, J.G.; Galvão-Castro, B.; Pereira, M.S.

Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 82(4): 587-588


ISSN/ISBN: 0074-0276
PMID: 3149388
Document Number: 366869
Blood tests on 100 beggars (87 men) attending a clinic in Rio de Janeiro showed 5 to be positive for HIV, 3 for HBsAg, 18 for anti-HBsAg, 13 for syphilis and 5 for Chagas's disease. Of note was the fact that all those positive for HIV or for Chagas's disease belonged to the group of 70 who were paid blood donors.Carolyn A. Brown.

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