Accurate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) surveillance data is critical for the allocation of resources for care services and community prevention planning efforts.
To validate HIV status of women and assess risk factor information on all persons reported with either heterosexual transmission or no identifiable risk factor.
The surveillance database is updated continually as additional information is received on all cases allowing continual monitoring of pregnant and nonpregnant women.
Repeated queries of various record systems were employed to validate or reclassify reported heterosexual or no identifiable risk factor information for both men and women.
Four pregnant women (24%) and one nonpregnant woman (0.4%) initially meeting HIV surveillance criteria were demonstrated not to he infected.
Risk factors were validated or reclassified for 77 (58%) patients initially reported with heterosexual transmission or no identifiable risk.
HIV surveillance should be a dynamic process and continual updating of case reports provides the most accurate information on which to base service and prevention decisions.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homme, Femelle, Surveillance, Dépistage, Méthodologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Female, Surveillance, Medical screening, Methodology, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0286808
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 16/11/1999.