Lack of HIV infection among truck drivers in Iran using rapid HIV test

Hossain Jabbari, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi, Parastoo Kheirandish, GholamReza Esmaeli Javid, Mehrnaz Rasolinejad, Mahboube Hajiabdolbaghi, Abbas Sedaghat, Maryam Sargolzaei, AmirHoushang Sharifi, Minoo Mohraz, Kaveh Khoshnood


  • BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of HIV infection in Iranian long distance truck drivers using rapid HIV test.
  • METHODS: The study included 400 consecutive participants in Bazargan city, north-west of Iran in the late 2008 and the early 2009.
  • RESULTS: No HIV infection was observed among these long distance truck drivers.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Although results of this study is plausible compared to other similar studies, repeated surveys are necessary to know the trend of HIV infection in truckers in Iran.
  • KEYWORDS: Human immunodifficiency virus, truck drivers.


HIV, Truck drivers

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