Rasprostranenie virusnykh gepatitov sredi molodezhi.

Translated title of the contribution: The prevalence of viral hepatitides among youth

S. Caplinskas, A. Griskevicius, G. Likatavicius

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The study of 632 teenagers has revealed that young people are the main group of risk with respect to the spread of virus hepatitides B and C, HIV infection. In accordance with risk factors, the teenagers have been divided into 4 groups: using drugs by injection; leading sexual life; using drugs and leading sexual life; having no risk factor indicated. The presence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection has been established in 1.42 and 1.27% of cases respectively. This is due to the frequent change of partners, the use of narcotic drugs since school age, the absence of necessary information and contacts with parents. When considering this problem, mass media have been found to play an important role. The presence of reliable information breaking old stereotypes may help parents pay greater and better attention to the upbringing and health of their children.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)53-54
Number of pages2
JournalZhurnal Mikrobiologii Epidemiologii i Immunobiologii
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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