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Objective identification of sexual risk behavior among blood donors in Croatia : is it reality?


Miškulin, Maja; Puntarić, Dinko; Božikov, Jadranka; Miškulin, Ivan; Ružman, Nataša
Objective identification of sexual risk behavior among blood donors in Croatia : is it reality? // Clinical laboratory (Heidelberg. 1996), 58 (2012), 1/2; 19-25 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Objective identification of sexual risk behavior among blood donors in Croatia : is it reality?

Autori
Miškulin, Maja ; Puntarić, Dinko ; Božikov, Jadranka ; Miškulin, Ivan ; Ružman, Nataša

Izvornik
Clinical laboratory (Heidelberg. 1996) (1433-6510) 58 (2012), 1/2; 19-25

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Herpes simplex virus type 2; blood donor; sexual behavior; blood transfusion; Croatia

Sažetak
The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of blood donors positive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), to identify the patterns of risk sexual behavior responsible for HSV-2 positivity and to assess the reliability of HSV-2 positivity as a marker of risk sexual behavior in the study population. This cross-sectional study included 423 blood donors of both sexes from east Croatia. Their blood samples were tested by ELISA IgG test kit for HSV-2 IgG and Western blot. Data on risk sexual behavior were collected by use of an anonymous questionnaire. Western blot testing showed HSV-2 IgG antibodies in 14 of 423 (3.3 %) donor blood samples. The most common patterns of risk sexual behavior potentially associated with test positivity were irregular condom use on sexual intercourse with new partners (294/423 ; 69.5 %) and 5 sexual partners during lifetime (213/423 ; 50.4 %). The population of blood donors from east Croatia included subgroups of subjects characterized by risk sexual behavior. Study results pointed to a relationship between various forms of risk sexual behavior and HSV-2 positivity, which could therefore serve as a reliable marker of risk sexual behavior in the study population.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb,
Fakultet elektrotehnike, računarstva i informacijskih tehnologija Osijek,
Medicinski fakultet, Osijek

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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  • CA Search (Chemical Abstracts)
  • EMBASE (Excerpta Medica)
  • MEDLINE