Seroprevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and Syphilis among Blood Donors in Western Maharashtra and a Newer Proposed Donor Screening AlgorithmVarsha G Sul1*, Nandkumar M Deshpande2 and Pradeep A Gadgil2
- Corresponding Author:
- Varsha G Sul
Consultant Pathologist Akshay Blood Bank
Received Date: April 25, 2017; Accepted Date: June 25, 2017; Published Date: July 04, 2017
Citation: Sul VG, Deshpande NM, Gadgil PA (2017) Seroprevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and Syphilis among Blood Donors in Western Maharashtra and a Newer Proposed Donor Screening Algorithm. J Blood Disord Transfus 8:384. doi:10.4172/2155-9864.1000384
Copyright: © 2017 Sul VG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Blood is one of the important integral components of body constituents. The transfusion medicine has important role in saving life and also has great public health impact.
Aim: This study highlights the seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible infections (TTI) as well as reviews the policies for blood collection from donors by modifying the algorithm of screening tests.
Materials and methods: This is retrospective study where total of 33,783 blood units for a period of 3 years January 2012 to December 2014 were tested by ELISA methods approved by National AIDS Control organization (NACO) and RPR was carried out for screening of Syphilis. Results: The seroprevalence of HIV, HBsAg, HCV and syphilis was 0.9%, 3.2%, 0.35%, 0.04% respectively in total donors.
Conclusion: The prevalence of transfusion transmissible infections is declining, but there is need to review the donor screening policies to improve the quality of transfusion medicine services.