African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Full Length Research Paper

Seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus in HIV seropositive children in Lagos, Nigeria

Oyefolu, Akeeb Oriowo Bola
  • Oyefolu, Akeeb Oriowo Bola
  • Department of Microbiology, Lagos State University, Ojo P. M. B. 1087, Apapa, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Ashaka, Oluwaseyi Sedowhe
  • Ashaka, Oluwaseyi Sedowhe
  • Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences University of Ilorin, Ilorin. Kwara State, Nigeria.
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Anjorin, Abdulazeez Adeyemi
  • Anjorin, Abdulazeez Adeyemi
  • Department of Microbiology, Lagos State University, Ojo P. M. B. 1087, Apapa, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Salu, Olumuyiwa
  • Salu, Olumuyiwa
  • Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Akinyemi, Kabiru Olusegun
  • Akinyemi, Kabiru Olusegun
  • Department of Microbiology, Lagos State University, Ojo P. M. B. 1087, Apapa, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Omilabu, Sunday
  • Omilabu, Sunday
  • Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Abidoye, Gbadegesin
  • Abidoye, Gbadegesin
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 26 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 29 October 2015
  •  Published: 14 January 2016

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