Risk factors for HIV infection in adults attending sexually transmitted disease clinics in italy

Fabio Parazzini, Luigi Naldi, Paolo Sena, Luca Cavalieri D'oro, Cosetta Bianchi, Ausilia Manganoni, Bruno Pansera, Annagiulia Gramenzi, Antonio Goglio, Tullio Cainelli

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Abstract

We assessed prevalence and risk factors for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in 637 patients (506 men, 131 women; median age 30 years, range 17-64) attending between September 1988 and July 1989 for the first time two sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Northern Italy, for suspected or STD treatment. A total of 44 subjects (6.9%, 95% confidence interval, (CI): 4.9-8.9) were seropositive for HIV antibodies. The prevalence of HIV infection decreased with age, from 9% in patients aged 24 years or less to 3% in those aged 45 years or more (x2, trend 4.97, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-763
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Epidemiology

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    Parazzini, F., Naldi, L., Sena, P., D'oro, L. C., Bianchi, C., Manganoni, A., Pansera, B., Gramenzi, A., Goglio, A., & Cainelli, T. (1991). Risk factors for HIV infection in adults attending sexually transmitted disease clinics in italy. International Journal of Epidemiology, 20(3), 758-763. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/20.3.758