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OBJECTIVE To examine the association between HIV-II infection and tuberculosis. DESIGN Cross sectional study comparing the prevalence of HIV-I and HIV-II infections in patients with tuberculosis and in blood donors. SETTING Abidjan, Ivory Coast, west Africa. PATIENTS 2043 consecutive ambulant patients with tuberculosis (confirmed pulmonary, presumed(More)
To identify cost-effective testing strategies for HIV-1 and HIV-2 infections, we evaluated different combinations of tests on serum specimens from 1134 consecutive patients attending tuberculosis treatment centers in Abidjan, Côte d'lvoire. Virus-specific whole-virus enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (WVE), Western blot (WB) and synthetic peptide(More)
In September 1987, a seroprevalence study of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection was conducted among 956 people from different groups in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Groups examined were hospitalized patients (Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Departments, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Treichville, Abidjan), outpatients at tuberculosis treatment centers,(More)
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