Monitoring of HIV-1 infection prevalence and trends in the general population using pregnant women as a sentinel population: 9 years experience from the Kagera region of Tanzania.

@article{Kwesigabo2000MonitoringOH,
  title={Monitoring of HIV-1 infection prevalence and trends in the general population using pregnant women as a sentinel population: 9 years experience from the Kagera region of Tanzania.},
  author={Gideon P Kwesigabo and Japhet Z. J. Killewo and Willy S. K. Urassa and Ephraim Mbena and Fred S Mhalu and Joe L P Lugalla and Carolina Godoy and Gunnel Biberfeld and Maria Emmelin and Stig Wall and Anita Sandstrom},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2000},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={410-7}
}
In the Kagera region of Tanzania, a population-based study was initiated in 1987 followed by the establishment of antenatal-clinic-based sentinel surveillance system in the town of Bukoba in 1990. Repeat studies in both populations in Bukoba in 1993 and 1996 made it possible to study the dynamics of HIV infection prevalence and incidence in the area. This study aims at comparing the findings from this sentinel surveillance system with those of cross-sectional studies in the general population… CONTINUE READING

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