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  1. AIDS in Colorado Springs : is there an epidemic ?

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To analyze trends and patterns of HIV infection in a medium-sized community in the United States.

    Methods

    Surveillance for AIDS and HIV infection was conducted by private physicians, military and public clinics, and blood and plasma donation centers.

    HIV-positive individuals were contacted and asked to refer their sex and injection partners for HIV-antibody testing.

    Prostitutes, injecting drug users and their sex partners were studied.

    Selected physicians were surveyed to assess under-reporting.

    Results

    The 740 HIV-infected adults (67 with documented seroconversion) included 506 with no evidence of AIDS, 58 living with AIDS, and 176 who had died.

    Of the 126 patients cared for by local physicians, 107 (85%) had been reported.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Prostitution, Surveillance sanitaire, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Dépistage, Exploration immunologique, Colorado, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hétérosexualité, Prévention, Plasma sanguin, Homme, Anticorps, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Prostitution, Sanitary surveillance, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Medical screening, Immunological investigation, Colorado, United States, North America, America, Heterosexuality, Prevention, Blood plasma, Human, Antibody, Hemopathy, Immunopathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0063728

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.