Do Attendances to the Medico-legal Directorate in Baghdad Referred as Alive Police Cases Have HIV Infection?
Keywords:Medico-legal directorate, Alive police cases, HIV infections.
Background: This is the first study in Iraq that was carried on alive police cases referred to be examined in the medico-legal directorate (M.L.D.) of Baghdad such as victims of violence and sexual assaults for HIV infection. Reaching subgroups of population that have risky behavior for HIV infection is difficult for the time being in our community due to reasons related to culture, religion &security state Objectives: To find the prevalence of HIV infection among the attendance to the M.L.D. of Baghdad referred to as alive police cases. Method: This study had involved (76) cases (45) were males and (31) females among various alive police cases that referred to M.L.D. of Baghdad during the period from 1\1\2011 till 31\10\2011. A written agreement had been taken from all involved individuals. Blood samples were taken, centrifuged, deeply freezed, and tested in specialized HIV laboratory using ELYZA technique EIA Test Kit Laboratories Tes Forsight Acon USA lot; 1105010. Results: All of the (76) tested samples were negative for HIV infection. Conclusion: The results of this study supported the general impression that Iraq considered as a low prevalence country to HIV infection, even in high risk groups.
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