TABLE 1.

HBV DNA in sera of HBsAg-negative, anti-HBc-positive, HCV-negative blood donors and HBsAg-negative, anti-HBc-positive, HCV-positive patients uninfected with HIV

Patient statusNo. (%) positive for HBV DNANo. (%) negative for HBV DNATOTAL (%)
HCV negative, anti-HBc positive, anti-HBs negative6 (6)94 (94)100 (100)
HCV negative, anti-HBc positive, anti-HBs positive50 (100)50 (100)
Total (G1)a6 (4)144 (96)150 (100)
HCV positive, anti-HBc positive, anti-HBs negative12 (24)38 (76)50 (100)
HCV positive, anti-HBc positive, anti-HBs positive3 (5.4)53 (94.6)56 (100)
Total (G2)b15 (14.2)91 (85.8)106 (100)
Totalc21 (8.2)235 (91.8)256 (100)
  • a P = 0.1790 for comparison of patients in G1.

  • b P = 0.0102 for comparison of patients in G2.

  • c P = 0.0036 for comparison of patients in G1 and G2.