This study was carried out to ascertain whether routine antenatal history taking is an effective means of identifying risk factors for HIV infection.
Information about risk obtained at routine booking was compared with answers to selected questions obtained at a research interview.
The study was conducted at St.
Bartholomew's Hospital Homerton, and ran from February 1991 to March 1992.
Of the 3729 women interviewed, 1671 had been hand booked (unstructured questionnaire) and 2058 had been computer booked (structured questionnaire).
Hand booking failed to identify 77% of risk factors compared with 7% for computer booking.
The fmdings highlight the underdetection of risk activity and confirm the need for intermittent anonymous sampling to obtain background information against which a devision to implement universal testing may be made.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Séropositivité, Homme, Identification, Facteur risque, Gestation, Epidémiologie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Londres
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Seropositivity, Human, Identification, Risk factor, Pregnancy, Epidemiology, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0574699
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 09/06/1995.