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《Journal for China AIDS/STD》 2003-03
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Epidemiological survey of HIV prevalence among blood donors in one district of Shaanxi Province

WNAG Bai-suo,LI Xiang,XING Ai-hua,et al (Shaanxi Provincial CDC,Xi'an,Shaanxi 710054,China)  
Objective To investigate HIV prevalence and epidemiological factors among blood donors in one district of Shaanxi Province with an aim of providing evidence for the development of HIV/AIDS prevention and control programs Method Sero-epidemiological surveys were conducted by tracking HIV carriers,who were asked to fill questionnaires and to be tested for HIV and HCV Result A total of 5739 cases were investigated,of whom 2362 were blood donors A total of 27 HIV carriers were detected and 23 of them were blood donors,with a HIV infection rate of 0 97% The majority of the HIV cases were adults,and 29 63%(8/27) of them were aged 20-29 years 44 44% weve aged 30-29(12/27) years and 25 93%(7/27) aged 40-49 years No HIV cases were found among children of blood donors and other related people Of the 20 spouses of the blood donor,4 were infected with HIV,with an infection rate of 20% The HIV cases were mainly inhabited in several villages where blood donors were concentrated Conclusion HIV infection was prevalent in paid blood donors in one district of Shaanxi Province,and many of them had history of selling blood in the neighboring provinces,and transmitted the infection to their spouses Measures should be taken to prevent further spread of HIV/AIDS
【CateGory Index】: R181.3
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