The authors approximated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seroincidence in a population of men who have sex with men and who sought repeated anonymous HIV testing in San Francisco in 1995.
The number of seroconversions and person-years of observation were estimated using the date and result of the current test and the self-reported date and result of the previous test.
Estimates for HIV seroincidence (2.8 per 100 person-years, 95% confidence interval 2.3-3.4) and predictors of seroconversion were similar to those estimated from a prospective study of men who have sex with men conducted in San Francisco at the same time.
While the limitations of self-reported data in a self-selected population are recognized, data from repeat testers may provide a practical surveillance tool.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Sérologie, Dépistage, Anonymat, Incidence, Homme, Homosexualité, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Serology, Medical screening, Anonymity, Incidence, Human, Homosexuality, California, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 97-0533014
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 13/02/1998.