Use of blood donor screening to monitor prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis B and C viruses, South Africa
Among 397,640 first-time blood donors screened in South Africa during 2012-2015, HIV prevalence was 1.13%, hepatitis B virus prevalence 0.66%, and hepatitis C virus prevalence 0.03%. Findings of note were a high HIV prevalence in Mpumalanga Province and the near absence of hepatitis C virus nationwide.
Vermeulen, M., Swanevelder, R., Chowdhury, D., Ingram, C., Reddy, R., Bloch, E. M., ... NHLBI Recipient Epidemiology (2017). Use of blood donor screening to monitor prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis B and C viruses, South Africa. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(9), 1560-1563. DOI: 10.3201/eid2309.161594