Counselling and testing for HIV infection in Rome 1985-1990 : analysis of client characteristics and seroprevalence.
To analyze the characteristics of persons seeking HIV testing, and to evaluate the potential effectiveness of a regional program of confidential counselling and testing for HIV infection, we reviewed data on 5127 clients seen from July 1985 to December 1990 in a major counselling and testing site of the city of Rome.
During the study period, the number of clients attending the service increased without a parallel rise of the number of newly identified HIV seropositive subjects.
Consequently, the seroprevalence rate decreased from 27.6% in the second half of 1985, to 4.3% in the second half of 1990 (p<0.001).
This decrease appears to be associated with the increasing attendance of low risk subjects and of those referred for testing by family pratictioner.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Sérologie, Dépistage, Conseil psychologique, Homme, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Italie, Europe, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Serology, Medical screening, Psychological counseling, Human, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Italy, Europe, Prevention
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