High rate of HIV seroconversion among patients attending urban sexually transmitted disease clinics.
To study rates of documented HIV seroconversion and syphilis as a cofactor for seroconversion in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics.
In the main clinic the HIV seroprevalence rate was 12% and most infections had been shown to be acquired by heterosexual contact.
We analyzed computer records of patients who had at least two HIV-antibody tests between 1 December 1987 and 31 December 1990, at STD clinics in Dade County (Miami), Florida.
Of 5164 individuals with two HIV tests, 208 (4.0%) seroconverted.
The overall seroconversion rate was 3.1 per 100 person-years.
Among blacks, who accounted for 77% of seroconversions, the rate was higher for women (4.8) than for men (2.7).
The highest rate was in 15-19-year-old black women (7.1 per 100 person-years).
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Sérologie, Conversion, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Clinique, Floride, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Milieu urbain, Syphilis, Tréponématose, Spirochétose, Bactériose, Association, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Maladie sexuellement transmissible
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Serology, Conversion, Incidence, Epidemiology, Clinic, Florida, United States, North America, America, Urban environment, Syphilis, Treponematosis, Spirachaetosis, Bacteriosis, Association, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Sexually transmitted disease
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Cote : 94-0354944
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.