Verbal autopsy as a tool for diagnosing HIV-related adult deaths in rural Uganda.

@article{Kamali1996VerbalAA,
  title={Verbal autopsy as a tool for diagnosing HIV-related adult deaths in rural Uganda.},
  author={Anatoli Kamali and H U Wagner and Jessica S Nakiyingi and I Sabiiti and Jane F Kengeya-Kayondo and Drs. W. Mulder},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={679-84}
}
BACKGROUND In general, information on the causes of adult deaths in developing countries is scarce. More specifically, relatively little is known about the effect of HIV-1 associated disease on adult mortality in general populations. In this study we have used a verbal autopsy technique to ascertain whether adult deaths were associated with HIV-1 in a rural population with a prevalence of HIV-1 infection of 8%, and used HIV-1 antibody status to validate the verbal autopsy findings. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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