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