Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus and syphilis among indi- viduals attending anonymous testing for HIV in Luanda, Angola
- Autores: Castro R, Guimarães NH, Lopes A, Pereira F
- Journal: South African Medical Journal
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23472697
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and syphilis remain major infections around the world. In Angola there are about 166 000 individuals living with HIV, representing a prevalence of 1.98% in adults between 15 and 49 years of age. In a 2003 study in Luanda, 4.5% of pregnant women had antibodies to HIV and 8.1% to HBV, and 5.4% were infected with Treponema pallidum.