MARIA D. DEMEDINA, M.S.P.H.; LENNOX J. JEFFERS, M.D.; K. RAJENDER REDDY, M.D.; STEVE Y. VILLANUEVA, M.D.; WENDY BRENDEL, MT(ASCP)SBB; BRUCE LENES, M.D.; PETER TOMASULO, M.D.; EUGENE R. SCHIFF, M.D.
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To the editor: Concomitant infection with the human immunodefiency virus (HIV) or delta infection among asymptomatic blood donors positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) has not been well characterized. Therefore, an unlinked study to determine existing parallels in the prevalence of anti-HIV and anti-delta among deferred positive HBsAg asymptomatic volunteer blood donors was done. Donors were screened at the American Red Cross-South Florida Region from April 1984 to June 1985. Fifty-five percent of the volunteer blood donors were men and 45% women. Hepatitis B surface antigen, anti-delta, and anti-HIV were determined by commercially available enzyme-linked immunoassay (Abbott Laboratories, North
DEMEDINA MD, JEFFERS LJ, REDDY KR, VILLANUEVA SY, BRENDEL W, LENES B, et al. Prevalence of Anti-HIV and Anti-delta Among Deferred HBsAg-Positive Volunteer Blood Donors. Ann Intern Med. ;107:256–257. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-256_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(2):256-257.
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