Infections of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are serious health problems worldwide and require more attentive and different management strategies in the pregnancy because of the changes in women and concerns regarding the fetuses. The study aims to determine the prevalence of these infections in the pregnancy.
Pregnant women from our antenatal clinic who were tested for hepatitis B (HB), hepatitis C (HC) from 2008 to 2018 were recruited from medical records. The prevalence of seropositivity was evaluated.
The prevalence rates of HBsAg, anti-HBs, anti-HCV, and anti-HIV were 1.28%, 30%, 0.18%, and 0.015%, respectively.
In Turkey, the prevalence of hepatitis and HIV was not found as high as endemic regions of the world. It is essential to identify the infection of hepatitis and HIV for the treatment, follow-up, and fetal infection in the pregnancy.