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Risk factors for infection with cytomegalovirus in men infected with HIV(+) through sexual contacts.


Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):170 (abstract no. Mo.C.1675). Unique

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease among patients with AIDS is frequent. Besides the haematogenous route, CMV is a sexually transmitted disease which can also be transmitted by saliva. The objective was to investigate whether condom use protects from CMV acquisition in HIV(+) men infected through sexual contact. Methods: In the SEROCO cohort, CMV-serostatus was investigated at baseline in 724 HIV(+) men. Results: 83% were bachelors, 82% homosexuals. 33% never used condoms. Overall CMV prevalence was 93%.(table: see text) Conclusion: Condom use can reduce the risk of CMV infection in HIV(+)men.

*Cytomegalovirus Infections/COMPLICATIONS *HIV Infections/COMPLICATIONS


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