Characteristics of Persons With Recently Acquired HIV Infection
January 25, 2007
In the current study, investigators used the serologic testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion (STARHS) to determine the risk and demographic characteristics of persons infected, on average, within 170 days. Such data help to better understand the epidemic and target care and prevention efforts.
Comparatively few participants received their HIV diagnosis within 170 days of acquiring the infection. "To increase early diagnosis of HIV, HIV testing should be more routinely offered to persons with a recent history of sexually transmitted diseases and to African Americans and Latinos in a variety of settings," concluded the authors.
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
01.01.07; Vol. 44; No. 1: P. 112-115; Sandra Schwarcz, M.D., M.P.H.; Hillard Weinstock, M.D., M.P.H.; Brian Louie, B.A.; Timothy Kellogg, M.A.; John Douglas, M.D.; Marlene LaLota, M.P.H.; Gordon Dickinson, M.D.; Lucia Torian, Ph.D.; Deborah Wendell, M.P.H.; Sindy Paul, M.D., M.P.H.; Garald Goza, M.S.; Juan Ruiz, M.D., M.P.H.
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.