Background : More than half of the world’s population is impacted by Helicobacter pylori ( H.pylori ) infection. This gram negative bacterium infects human gastric mucosa leading to long term colonization and inflammation. the diagnosis of the infection was initially made through invasive methods, but now non-invasive methods have been developed to make diagnosis easier.
Objective:The aim of this research is to determine the prevalence of H. pylori infection among undergraduate students of Tishik International University. In addition to that, determine the risk factors related to H.pylori infection like heartburn, indigestion and smoking. Materials and methods: The serum of 60 participants (30 males and 30 females) were randomly collected and screened using H. pylori antibody/antigen test Cassettes supplied by Campmedica, romania. Result: sixty blood samples were collected and tested for H. pylori antibodies in February 2022. The study showed that H. pylori were positive in 16(26.7%) samples and negative in 44(73.3%). H. pylori infection positive was higher in age group (19-22) years, and the minor H. pylori infection caused by the group aged (23-24) years. Conclusion: In our area, H. pylori is very common among public university students. Students from low-income families have a higher frequency. Because most stay at dormitories and eat street food and drink untreated water. Among (60) samples , H.pylori was positive 16 (21.7%) specimen, and 44( 77.3 %) samples were negative. H.pylori infection were present at equal rate for both genders.