The AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa affects whole communities, adding to the already high burden of morbidity.
Reports of AIDS cases are usually from hospital attenders, often diagnosed using the World Health Organization (WHO) clinical case definition.
Little is known about the extent of HIV-associated morbidity in the general population.
The objectives of this study were to describe the prevalence of (1) markers of general morbidity and (2) the criteria of the WHO clinical case definition for AIDS and (3) to determine the association between these markers and HIV-1 serostatus in a rural Ugandan community.
A survey was conducted among the adult population (aged >=13 years) of 15 neighbouring villages in Masaka District, south-west Uganda.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Virus HIV1, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Zone rurale, Epidémiologie, Diagnostic, Anticorps, Sérum, Séropositivité, Exploration immunologique, Pronostic, Prévalence, Morbidité, Homme, Définition, Adulte, Ouganda, Afrique, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, HIV-1 virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Rural area, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Antibody, Serum, Seropositivity, Immunological investigation, Prognosis, Prevalence, Morbidity, Human, Definition, Adult, Uganda, Africa, Hemopathy, Immunopathology
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Cote : 94-0063720
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.