The epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in Thailand has allowed an estimate to be made of the probability of female-to-male HIV-1 transmission per sexual contact.
In a study of 1115 21-year-old male military conscripts, of whom 77 (69%) were HIV-1 seropositive, sex with female prostitutes was identified as the principal mode of HIV-1 transmission.
With a mathematical model including data on conscript's age at first sexual contact, frequency of sex with female prostitutes, and province of origin; as well as province-specific HIV-1 seroprevalence of prostitutes, we estimated the probability of HIV-1 transmission per sexual contact to be 0.031 (95% confidence limits [CL] 0.025-0.040).
Mots-clés Pascal : Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Race, Mongoloïde, Séropositivité, Virus HIV1, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Thaïlande, Asie, Maladie sexuellement transmissible
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Epidemiology, Human, Race, Mongoloid, Seropositivity, HIV-1 virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Thailand, Asia, Sexually transmitted disease
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Cote : 94-0197391
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.