Acute HIV-1 infection is as common as malaria in young febrile adults seeking care in coastal Kenya

@inproceedings{Sanders2014AcuteHI,
  title={Acute HIV-1 infection is as common as malaria in young febrile adults seeking care in coastal Kenya},
  author={Eduard J Sanders and Peter M Mugo and Henrieke A.B. Prins and Elizabeth Wahome and Alexander N. Thiong’o and Grace M Mwashigadi and Elisabeth M. van der Elst and Anisa A Omar and Adrian D. Smith and Susan Marie Graham},
  booktitle={AIDS},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Febrile adults are usually not tested for acute HIV-1 infection (AHI) in Africa. We assessed a strategy to diagnose AHI among young adult patients seeking care. METHODS Young adults (<30 years) who met predefined AHI criteria at care seeking, including fever, sexually transmitted disease symptoms, diarrhoea, body pains or multiple partners were referred from five pharmacies and screened at five health facilities. Prevalent HIV-1 was diagnosed by nationally recommended serial rapid… CONTINUE READING
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