HIV infection and leprosy: a four-year survey in Ethiopia.


Between 1988 and 1992 three cross-sectional surveys for antibodies to HIV were done in 644 Ethiopian patients with histologically proven leprosy. Whereas the frequency of HIV-1 infection gradually increased from 3.2% to 6.5%, the clinical presentation, number of new patients, and frequency of relapse did not differ between HIV negative and positive patients. Thus HIV appears unlikely to have a significant impact on the incidence of leprosy in sub-Sahelian populations.

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@article{Frommel1994HIVIA, title={HIV infection and leprosy: a four-year survey in Ethiopia.}, author={Dominique Frommel and Redda Tekle-Haimanot and M J Verdier and Yohannes Negesse and Tesfaye Bulto and François Denis}, journal={Lancet}, year={1994}, volume={344 8916}, pages={165-6} }