Prevalence of patients infected with HIV, Hepatitis B and C virus visiting the outpatient department of Islamic International Dental Hospital, Islamabad

  • Owais Khalid Durrani
  • Shoaib Hameed
  • Alina Qureshi
  • Aqsa Akhtar
  • Alina Ashraf
  • Aemen Khalid
Keywords: HIV, hepatitis, liver illness

Abstract

Introduction: Incidence of serious liver illnesses including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma are increasing in patients chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of hepatitis B,C and HIV in patients presenting to the outpatient department of Islamic International Dental Hospital.

Material and Methods: 104 patients visiting the outpatient department of Islamic International Dental Hospital were consecutively selected. Blood sample was drawn from the patients and was screened through strip test method to evaluate presence of disease conditions.

Results: Out of one hundred and four patients (49 females and 55 males) 4 (8%) were HbsAg positive and 8 (7%) were HCV positive. No patients were detected to be HIV positive.

Conclusions: For the safety of doctors and patients, it is paramount to know the incidence of such serious diseases and policies must be made in every institute to take action against them.

Author Biographies

Owais Khalid Durrani
BDS, FCPS, MOrthRCSI, FFDRCSI. Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Islamic International Dental College and Hospital, Riphah International University.
Shoaib Hameed
BDS. Postgraduate Resident, Department of Orthodontics, Islamic International Dental College and Hospital, Riphah International University.
Alina Qureshi
BDS. House Officers, Department of Orthodontics, Islamic International Dental College and Hospital, Riphah International University.
Aqsa Akhtar
BDS. House Officers, Department of Orthodontics, Islamic International Dental College and Hospital, Riphah International University.
Alina Ashraf
BDS. House Officers, Department of Orthodontics, Islamic International Dental College and Hospital, Riphah International University.
Aemen Khalid
BDS. House Officers, Department of Orthodontics, Islamic International Dental College and Hospital, Riphah International University.
How to Cite
Durrani, O., Hameed, S., Qureshi, A., Akhtar, A., Ashraf, A., & Khalid, A. (1). Prevalence of patients infected with HIV, Hepatitis B and C virus visiting the outpatient department of Islamic International Dental Hospital, Islamabad. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 9(1), 15-18. Retrieved from https://www.poj.org.pk/index.php/poj/article/view/152
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