The US Navy visits ports on all continents and many islands of the world, many of which are reported to have a high endemicity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
The objective of this study was to determine whether visits to foreign ports by activeduty navy personnel were associated with increased risk of HIV infection.
The Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, Calif, maintains records of all HIV enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and Western blot tests given in the navy.
This information, along with career histories and ship movement data, was used in a nested case-control design to examine the relationship between visits to the 100 foreign ports most frequently visited by the navy and risk of HIV seroconversion.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Séropositivité, Marine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, United States, North America, America, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Seropositivity, Marine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0141703
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.