Epidemie VIH: une etude parmi les praticiens vaudois. [HIV epidemic: a study among physicians in Vaud]

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_0D32EB8F7936
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Epidemie VIH: une etude parmi les praticiens vaudois. [HIV epidemic: a study among physicians in Vaud]
Périodique
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Auteur(s)
Meystre-Agustoni  G., Van Melle  G., Chave  J. P., Martin  J., Billo  N., Glauser  M. P., Francioli  P.
ISSN
0036-7672 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
09/1990
Volume
120
Numéro
38
Pages
1390-3; discussion 1393-6
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Sep 22
Résumé
A two-phase survey was conducted in the Canton of Vaud among the 1006 registered private practitioners (response rate 98%). The first phase aimed at determining the proportion of these physicians involved in the care of HIV+ persons. The results showed that 43% of the practitioners had been consulted by HIV+ patients. In the second phase, all institutions (hospitals, prisons and IV-drug user rehabilitation and testing centers) and a representative sample of the physicians with HIV+ patients were asked about the transmission category of their HIV+ patients. A mathematical method was used to estimate the true number of known HIV+ individuals by December 1988. Approximately 60% of the HIV+ persons had been seen exclusively by the private practitioners. IV-drug users represented 57% of all HIV+ persons compared to only 27% of the AIDS cases registered in 1988, suggesting that an important change in the transmission categories of AIDS cases is to be expected in the near future. These observations underscore the evolving nature of the HIV epidemic on the one hand, and the crucial role of the private practitioners in the prevention of the HIV infection on the other. This also points to the need for methods specifically designed to monitor HIV and AIDS epidemics respectively.
Mots-clé
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*epidemiology Adult Epidemiologic Methods Female HIV Seropositivity/*epidemiology/transmission Humans Male Private Practice Substance Abuse, Intravenous/complications Switzerland/epidemiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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