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  1. The epidemiology of AIDS in the Vellore region, Southern India.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To describe the epidemiology of patients with AIDS in Vellore region, Southern India.

    Design and methods

    Sixty-one patients with AIDS were diagnosed and treated between july 1987 and June 1992.

    Information on their demographic characteristics and probable modes of acquiring HIV infection was collected at interviews with them and their spouses.

    Results

    There was a progressive increase in the number of patients seen over the 5 years.

    The mean ages of the 51 men and the 10 women were 33 and 29 years, respectively.

    Of the 44 patients from our district (population, 5 million), 28 were from Vellore town and 10 from rural areas.

    Forty-seven (92%) men had frequently used prostitutes.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Inde, Asie, Epidémiologie, Sud, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Homme, Vellore

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, India, Asia, Epidemiology, South, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Sexually transmitted disease, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0382931

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.