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Prevalence of STDs in HIV/AIDS patients in the Dominican Republic.


Int Conf AIDS. 1998;12:1021 (abstract no. 60115). Unique Identifier :

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Disease in patients infected with human HIV, at the Department of Sexually Transmitted Disease of Dermatology and Skin Surgery Institute of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. DESIGN: Retrospective study. METHODS: The medical histories and laboratory results of 360 HIV/AIDS patients attending the Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases were examined, to determine their past and present history of STDs at the time of consultation. RESULTS: A total of 198 patients informed having suffered one or more STDs, with a ratio of 3 to 1, males above females. STD's most commonly reported were: gonorrhea 50%, syphilis 30%, genital ulcerations 28%, genital warts 14%. Gonorrhea-syphilis association was the most significant, reaching a 12%. The 85 patients who denied STD history had one or more STD's at the time of examination. During the initial visit, 176 patients had one or more STDs, with the female group exceeding the males by 6%. The most frecuent STDs were: vaginitis 44%, genital herpes 27%, genital warts 24%, Syphilis 18%. The average age of patients was 33 years of age, 58% male and 42% female. CONCLUSION: The study shows a 78% prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in patients infected with human HIV.

MEETING ABSTRACTS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*EPIDEMIOLOGY Adult Comorbidity Cross-Sectional Studies *Developing Countries Dominican Republic/EPIDEMIOLOGY Female Human HIV Infections/*EPIDEMIOLOGY Incidence Male Retrospective Studies Sexually Transmitted Diseases/*EPIDEMIOLOGY


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