publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

HIV prevalence in 72 000 urban and rural male army recruits, Ethiopia.

Abebe, Yigeremu; Schaap, Ab; Mamo, Girmatchew; Negussie, Asheber; Darimo, Birke; Wolday, Dawit; Sanders, Eduard J.;
  • Published: 01 Aug 2003 Journal: AIDS, volume 17, pages 1,835-1,840 (issn: 0269-9370, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
  • Country: United Kingdom
BACKGROUND: The recent estimate of around 2 million HIV-infected people in Ethiopia derives from data that are sparse, especially in the rural areas where the majority (> 85%) of the population lives. We assessed HIV prevalence in almost 72 000 army recruits who resided in urban and rural areas prior to recruitment. METHODS: Rapid HIV tests, HIVSPOT and Determine, were conducted on blood samples drawn at enrolment from almost 10 000 urban recruits, in 1999, and 62 000 rural recruits, in 2000. Socio-demographic data from recruits were available. RESULTS: In urban recruits, overall HIV prevalence was 7.2%, ranging from 4.3 to 10.5% depending on region. In rural re...
Medical Subject Headings: virus diseases
free text keywords: Immunology, Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases
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