Serological markers of HIV and HBV infections were studied in 90 drug addicts who died in 1988 and were medicolegally autopsied at the Institute of Forensic Sciences, University of Turin. Nineteen (21.1%) displayed evidence of HIV infection, demonstrated by the presence of anti-HIV antibodies; fifty-nine (65.5%) HBV infection, demonstrated by the presence of anti-HBc antibodies and/or HBsAg; nine (10%) had HBsAg, indicating potential infectiousness for HBV infection.

Anti-HIV and anti-HBc antibodies and HBsAg in postmortem blood of drug addicts: the picture for 1988.

TAPPERO, Paolo;MERLINO, Chiara;CAVALLO, Rossana;
1989

Abstract

Serological markers of HIV and HBV infections were studied in 90 drug addicts who died in 1988 and were medicolegally autopsied at the Institute of Forensic Sciences, University of Turin. Nineteen (21.1%) displayed evidence of HIV infection, demonstrated by the presence of anti-HIV antibodies; fifty-nine (65.5%) HBV infection, demonstrated by the presence of anti-HBc antibodies and/or HBsAg; nine (10%) had HBsAg, indicating potential infectiousness for HBV infection.
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TAPPERO P ;MERLINO C ;ANGERETTI A ;CAVALLO R ;VAI S ;NEGRO PONZI A
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