Background Clinical experience suggests many women with HIV infection have experienced no other sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
Our objective was to test the hypothesis that a substantial proportion of women with HIV infection in the United Kingdom and Ireland have experienced no other diagnosed STD and to describe the demographic, clinical and social factors associated with the occurrence of other STD in a cohort of HIV infected women.
Method Analysis of cross-sectional baseline data from a prospective study of 505 women with diagnosed HIV infection.
The setting was 15 HIV treatment centres in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The main outcome measures were occurrence of other STD diagnosed for the first time before and after HIV diagnosis.
Data were obtained from interview with women and clinic notes.
We particularly focused on occurrence of gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis after HIV diagnosis, as these are the STD most likely to reflect recent unprotected sexual intercourse.
Results The women were mainly infected via heterosexual sex (n=304), and injection drug use (n=174). 151 were black Africans.
A total of 250 (49.5%) women reported never having been diagnosed with an STD apart from HIV, 255 (50.5%) women had ever experienced an STD besides HIV, including 109 (21.6%) who had their first other STD diagnosed after HIV. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Femelle, Royaume Uni, Europe, Irlande, Etude cohorte, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Female, United Kingdom, Europe, Ireland, Cohort study, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0086933
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 31/05/1999.