HIV epidemiology and risk behavior promoting HIV transmission in Austrian prisons.
In 1989,1990 and 1992,19%, 15% and 10%, respectively, of all prisoners newly admitted to prisons and penitentiary institutions in Austria underwent HIV antibody tests.
Based on the HIV test outcome in prisons in which more than 80% of the newly admitted inmates were tested, annual HIV prevalences among prison inmates in Austria were determined.
These were 0.5% (11/2,223), 1.3% (19/1,466) and 0.9% (14/1,509) in 1989,1990 and 1992, respectively.
The prevalence rates among prison inmates in Austria are thus 5 times higher than those in the general Austrian population.
About 5% of all inmates belong to the high-risk group of intravenous drug users.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Risque élevé, Homme, Milieu carcéral, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Comportement sexuel, Autriche, Europe, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Prevalence, High risk, Human, Carceral environment, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Sexual behavior, Austria, Europe, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0684067
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 09/06/1995.