To determine the proportion of patients with HIV-related illness admitted to a medical ward.
A prospective study.
Rubaga Hospital, the third largest hospital in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
A total of 449 patients admitted to the medical ward between September and November 1992.
Of the 449 patients, 390 (86.8%) agreed to provide a blood sample for HIV serology.
Of these, 55.6% (95% confidence interval, 50.7-60.5%) were positive for HIV.
Eighty-six (22.2%) of all patients [71 (33%) of the seropositives and six (3.5%) of the seronegatives] met the World Health Organization case definition for AIDS in Africa.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Zone urbaine, Indicateur, Hospitalisation, Taux, Epidémiologie, Hôpital, Service hospitalier, Ouganda, Afrique, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Occupation lit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Urban area, Indicator, Hospitalization, Rate, Epidemiology, Hospital, Hospital ward, Uganda, Africa, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0645322
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 09/06/1995.