Effect of HIV infection on leprosy: a three-year survey in Bamako, Mali.

  title={Effect of HIV infection on leprosy: a three-year survey in Bamako, Mali.},
  author={Christian Lienhardt and B Kamate and Philippe Jamet and Anatole Tounkara and Ousseynou Faye and Samba Ousmane Sow and Pierre Bobin},
  journal={International journal of leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases : official organ of the International Leprosy Association},
  volume={64 4},
From February 1992 until June 1994, all patients with histologically proven leprosy examined at the Leprology Unit of the Institut Marchoux in Bamako, Mali, were screened for HIV serology. In total, 740 leprosy patients have been tested; 553 known, previously treated leprosy cases and 187 new cases, mainly self-reporting and referred cases. The global seroprevalence in the sample was 1.5% (11/740), and increased from 1.3% in 1992 to 3.1% in 1994. HIV seroprevalence was higher in paucibacillary… CONTINUE READING

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