A group of 709 randomly selected males aged 18-55 years living in the city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, were questioned about sexual lifestyle and related behavior.
A substantial proportion (10%) of these men appeared to be homo- or bisexual.
Of these homo- and bisexual men, 16.5% were predicted to be HIV seropositive, using their behavioral information in logistic regression models derived from a second study among 506 homo- or bisexual volunteers who were questioned and tested for HIV antibodies as well.
Generalizing the results of the sample, the magnitude of the homo- and bisexual population in Amsterdam is estimated to be 21,500 (95% confidence interval: 17,000-26,000) of whom 3500 are HIV seropositive.
This is in agreement with estimations on the basis of AIDS surveillance data.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Homosexualité, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prédiction, Modèle, Etude transversale, Comportement sexuel, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Pays Bas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Homosexuality, Human, Epidemiology, Prediction, Models, Cross sectional study, Sexual behavior, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Netherlands, Europe
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Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.