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[The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in New Caledonia]


Med Trop (Mars). 1989 Jan-Mar;49(1):11-6. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

The authors report on 15 HIV seropositive cases detected within 2 years in New Caledonia (150,000 inhabitants). Testing HIV antibodies was systematic among blood donors (9,917 persons) and was carried out in defined samples (1,475 persons): population at risk, rural area, and tests required by clinicians. All seropositive individuals belong to high risk group. One certain AIDS case, group IV C (as defined by CDC Atlanta), another probable one (early death) and several opportunistic infections: herpes zoster, oral and candidosis, were observed. Biological exploration is quite good (Pasteur Institute in Noumea). However, therapy is problematic in this South Pacific Island, and management of seropositive patients is difficult.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/DIAGNOSIS/*EPIDEMIOLOGY Adult *AIDS Serodiagnosis Blood Donors Child, Preschool English Abstract Female Human Infant Male New Caledonia Population Surveillance JOURNAL ARTICLE


Information in this article was accurate in September 30, 1989. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.