Time from diagnosis of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) to death among persons with blood-borne AIDS in Italy

N. Schinaia, R. Bellocco, R. Arcieri, M. Zaccarelli

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Abstract

The objective of the study reported here was to analyze survival time and factors associated with more rapid death among persons with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Italy who acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection through the transfusion of blood (n = 115) or blood components (n = 111). Subjects included all persons with AIDS all reported to the Italian AIDS Registry. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate both the median survival time from the date of AIDS diagnosis to the date of death and the median survival time stratified by age at diagnosis, time of diagnosis, and AIDS-indicator disease. The Cox proportional-hazard model was used to assess factors independently associated with death. The prognosis for persons with blood-borne AIDS in Italy remains poor; overall median survival time was estimated to be 9.2 months, with no significant differences between hemophiliacs and transfusion recipients (p = 0.91). The median survival time for subjects >60 years old was 6.0 months, which is a significantly shorter time than that for younger subjects (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-514
Number of pages6
JournalTransfusion
Volume33
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Hematology

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