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  1. Factors associated with lack of awareness of HIV infection before diagnosis of AIDS.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    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.

    Setting-England and Wales

    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.

    Results

    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

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0561149

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.