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Systematic review and meta-analysis of HIV, HBV and HCV infection prevalence in Sudan

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, September 2018
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Title
Systematic review and meta-analysis of HIV, HBV and HCV infection prevalence in Sudan
Published in
Virology Journal, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12985-018-1060-1
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Authors

M. M. Badawi, M. S. Atif, Y. Y. Mustafa

Abstract

Viral hepatitis constitutes a global health problem; previous studies have affirmed a considerable morbidity and mortality from both acute infections and chronic complications. On the other hand, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is also of known burden. Determining prevalence measures of these viruses is crucial for establishing appropriate country specific strategies regarding prevention, diagnosis, and containment. This systematic review was aimed to provide pooled seroprevalence estimates of the three viruses in Sudan. Structured review of the literature was conducted to obtain relevant studies published in both national and international databases. After assessment of quality and bias in all proposed studies, 57 prevalence studies were included. Meta-analysis was conducted for all studies and subgroup analysis was also approached. The total sample size of participants in included studies providing HIV antibodies prevalence was 15,479. Based on information retrieved from these studies, HIV prevalence ranged from 0 to 18.3% among different study populations. However, pooled prevalence estimate for HIV antibodies was 1%. Kassala, Eastern Sudan was the most endemic State (4.18%). The HBV reported seroprevalence rates ranged from 5.1 up to 26.81% among different populations and the overall pooled prevalence was 12.07%. For HCV antibodies; 2.74% was determined to be the pooled prevalence. Khartoum State was the most endemic State of both HBV and HCV with seroprevalence of 12.69% and 6.78%, respectively.Based on data reviewed and synthesized; there is no evidence for an HIV endemic in the general population of Sudan. However, both HBV and HCV seroprevalence rates are indicating otherwise. Reducing the overall burden of HIV, HBV and HCV infections will require new measures and national strategies and the recognition of the infections as one of the country's priority issues.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 4 21%
Student > Master 4 21%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 11%
Lecturer 2 11%
Other 5 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 8 42%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 5%
Other 2 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 October 2018.
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#7,391,278
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#882
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#122,397
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#1
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