International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 16, No. 9, 2018, pp. 595-600
Bioline Code: rm18071
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine, Vol. 16, No. 9, 2018, pp. 595-600
© Copyright 2018 - International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
The prevalence of HBV, HCV and HIV infections among Iranian infertile couples referring to Royan institute infertility clinic: A cross-sectional study|
Zangeneh, Mehrangiz; Jou, Maryam Sedaghat; Gilani, Mohammad Ali Sadighi; Makiani, Mahin Jamshidi; Sadeghinia, Shaghayegh & Yazdi, Reza Salman
Background: The role of the screening protocol for viral hepatitis and human
immuunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among infertile couples were seldom
Objective: The present study was performed to assess the prevalence of hepatitis B
virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infections among infertile couples
referring to infertility clinic of Royan Institute.
Materials and Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study was performed on
21673 infertile couples referring to infertility clinic of Royan Institute between 2009
and 2014. Serological findings for viral hepatitis B, C and HIV infection were
gathered herewith demographic data of the study participants through the study
checklist. Ultimately, 302 couples who had at least one positive result in their
serological tests were included in the statistical analysis.
Results: The HBV and HCV infections prevalence among study participants were
0.57% and 0.148% respectively; only two cases had HIV infection. HBV and HCV
infections prevalence had significant association with the gender of participants, but
there was no significant relationship between these infections and infertility types.
Conclusion: Viral hepatitis infections screening among infertile couples undergoing
assisted reproductive techniques needs more attention.
HBsAg; HCV antibody; HIV antibody; Infertility; Viral hepatitis.
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