Sixteen years of HIV surveillance in a West African research clinic reveals divergent epidemic trends of HIV-1 and HIV-2.

@article{Loeff2006SixteenYO,
  title={Sixteen years of HIV surveillance in a West African research clinic reveals divergent epidemic trends of HIV-1 and HIV-2.},
  author={Maarten F Schim Van Der Loeff and Akum Aveika Awasana and Ramu Sarge-Njie and Marianne van der Sande and Assan Jaye and Saihou Sabally and Tumani Corrah and Samuel J. McConkey and Hilton C. Whittle},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={1322-8}
}
BACKGROUND The HIV-1 epidemic in West Africa is characterized by a slower rise than that in Eastern and Southern Africa. The HIV-2 epidemic in West Africa may be declining, but few long-term data exist. METHODS In a research clinic in The Gambia, HIV-1 and HIV-2 prevalence trends among all new patients being tested for HIV were examined over a 16 year period (1988 till 2003). In newly diagnosed patients a baseline CD4 count was done. RESULTS An HIV test was done in 23 363 patients aged 15… CONTINUE READING
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