Published in Hepatitis Weekly, January 23rd, 2006
"The aim of this study was to assess the effect of blood donation modes on the prevalence of viral markers among Arab first-time blood donors in Kuwait. Donor ethnic background was classified as Kuwaiti nationals and non-Kuwaiti Arabs," wrote R. Ameen and colleagues, Kuwait University.
"A total of 26,874 donors were screened in 2002 for the following viral markers: hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV), hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), anti-hepatitis B core antigen (HBc), human immunodeficiency virus-1 and -2 antibody (anti-HIV-1 and...
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