2001 Volume 40 Issue 1 Pages 14-17
Objective The aim of this study was to clarify the trend of the HTLV-1 seroprevalence rate among blood donors.
Methods Samples were screened by the particle agglutination test for HTLV-1 antibodies.
Materials Serum from blood donors was screened.
Results The positive rate of HTLV-1 antibodies among blood donors decreased from 13.14 to 0.81% over the years from 1928 to 1983.
Conclusion A decline over the years in the positive rate of HTLV-1 antibodies among blood donors was revealed.
(Internal Medicine 40: 14-17, 2001)