The general methods used for public health surveillance of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases and of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections are no different from those used for other diseases and infections.
However, the methods used must be adapted to the unique epidemiology, wide variation in prevalences, and the very long incubation period of HIV infections.
In addition, the severity of AIDS and the extreme social and personal implications of identifying HIV-infected persons make surveillance of AIDS cases and HIV infections much more difficult and place paramount importance on issues such as anonymity and confidentiality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Afrique, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Epidémiologie, Surveillance, Afrique Equatoriale, Immunopathologie, Homme, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Africa, AIDS, Epidemiology, Supervision, Central Africa, Immunopathology, Human, Hemopathy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0396957
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.