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Mbah EI

Environmental Microbiology & Bioinformatics Research Unit, Department of Microbiology, Madonna Unive, Elele, Rivers State, Nigeria


  • Research Article   
    Triple infections of HBV, HCV and Malaria Plasmodium falciparum among HIV-infected Individuals in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
    Author(s): Iheanyi O. Okonko*, Shaibu N, Mbah EI, Okonko BJ and Cookey TI

    Infectious diseases continue to remain life-threatening and a significant public health problem globally. Patients with HIV frequently have concomitant HBV, HCV, and malaria infections; thus, this study was undertaken to describe the prevalence of HBV, HCV, and Malaria triple infection with HIV among patients presenting at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. In this study, 104 HIV-positive patients were recruited and evaluated for the presence of HBsAg, HCV, and Plasmodium falciparum with HBsAg rapid strips, anti-HCV antibodies ELISA kit (Dia. Pro), and SD Bioline RDT, following the respective manufacturer’s instructions. The triple infection rate was 1.0% for HIV/HBV/HCV/Plasmodium falciparum. Other co-infections were 1.9% for HIV/HCV/Plasmodium falciparum, 2.9% for HIV/HBV/Plasmodium falciparum, and 1.9% for HIV/HBV/HCV, respectively. A higher HIV/HBV/.. Read More»

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