Research Article

Screening Indicators of Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV infections in Prisoners


  • Elçin BALCI
  • Kamuran TÜRKER
  • Vesile ŞENOL
  • Osman GÜNEY

Viral Hepat J 2012;18(2):64-67


The study was made in the prisoners who had been under risk for many infectious disease. Our goals to screen Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV indicators with serological methods. And to vaccinate in determined seronegative subjects and recommend to follow up and to treat existing patients.

Materials and Methods:

Study was conducted in February-March 2008 in Kayseri Closed Prison with 628 prisoners.


98.2% of the patients’ percent were male. 81.5% of the patients’ age ranged from 20-44. Anti-HAV IgG seropositivity was 100%, HBsAg seropositivity was 2.4%, Anti-HCV seropositivity was 0.5% and Anti-HIV seropositivity was 0%.


All cases who had nonimmun for hepatitis B were performed three dose vaccination.

Keywords: Heptitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Prison, Seroprevalence

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