HIV Infection among Illegal Migrants, Italy, 2004–2007


To determine HIV prevalence and place of exposure for illegal migrants in Italy, we tested 3,003 illegal adult migrants for HIV; 29 (0.97%) were HIV positive. Antibody avidity index results (indicators of time of infection) were available for 27 of those persons and showed that 6 (22.2%) presumably acquired their infection after migration.

DOI: 10.3201/eid1511.090908

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@inproceedings{Pezzoli2009HIVIA, title={HIV Infection among Illegal Migrants, Italy, 2004–2007}, author={Maria Chiara Pezzoli and Issa El Hamad and Carmelo Scarcella and Francesco Vassallo and Fabrizio Speziani and Graziella Cristini and Carla Scolari and Barbara Suligoi and Anna Maria Luzi and Daniela Bernasconi and Miriam Lichtner and Nino Manca and Giampiero Carosi and Francesco Castelli}, booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases}, year={2009} }