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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.38 No.2 June 2014. -

Prisons are associates as facilities liable of high risk of infection disease, as a result of the possibility of transmission

of infections in prisons surroundings. Investigations carried out in correctional facilities around the world have shown a

high prevalence of blood borne hepatitis viruses and HIV. The study was aimed at confirming prevalence of HIV, hepatitis

B and hepatitis C among prisoners in Bitola’s, and Prilep’s prisons, existing of co-infection as well to assess knowledge

and attitudes related to HIV, HBV and HCV infections. In this cross-sectional study 200 prisoners have participated, providing

answers to structured questionnaire and in order to analyze blood for HIV, HBV and HCV, rapid blood tests in detecting

antibodies has been used. Prevalence of HCV is 0.20, HBV 0.17 and HIV prevalence is 0. Co-infection prevalence

of HCV-HBV is 0.07 from the total number of examinees. As for the manner of infection with HIV virus 22% are familiar

with the fact that persons cannot be infected by HIV if they have only one sexual partner who is not infected and have no

other partners, and for the protection of HIV and Hepatitis B by correct use of condoms-58% have given correct answers.

prisoners; HCV; HBV; HIV; knowledge



Author: Tanja Jovanovska - ; Lecturer in Higher Medical School, University St. Kliment Ohridski Bitola, R. Macedonia Biljana Kocic - ; Un

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