To identify characteristics of people likely to be unaware of their HIV infection before diagnosis of AIDS defining disease.
Design-Survey of continuing surveillance of voluntarily reported AIDS cases.
Subject-4127 adults with AIDS diagnosed during 1989-92 and reported to the Public Health Laboratory Service AIDS Centre.
Main Outcome measure-Lack of prolonged awareness of infection before diagnosis of AIDS, defined as an interval of nine months or less between first positive test result and diagnosis of AIDS.
Of 3556 adults with known dates of first positive HIV test result and AIDS diagnosis, 1742 (49%) had been unaware of their infection for up to nine months before AIDS was diagnosed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Diagnostic, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Diagnosis, Prevention
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0561149
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.