Characteristics trends, mortality and morbidity in persons newly diagnosed HIV positive during the last decade: the profile of new HIV diagnosed people

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Abstract

We analysed mortality, morbidity and trends in the characteristics, including risk factors of late testing, in 6805 the patients newly diagnosed for HIV infection between 1 January 1996 and 1 July 2006. The proportion of individuals in high risk groups of infection, as MSM, has decreased over time whereas the proportion of those in low risk of infection, as heterosexual persons in couple with children, has increased. This population is mainly diagnosed late with major consequences on morbidity and mortality.

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