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[Clinico-epidemiological analysis of the cases of HIV infection in the north-western region of Russia]
Vlasov NN; Smol'skaia TT; Noskov FS; Mebel' BD
May 30, 1993
Vestn Ross Akad Med Nauk. 1992;(9-10):13-6. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

The paper provides an epidemiological characterization of HIV infection spread in a Russia's large region with more than 10 million people. The epidemiological findings show that the significant onset of HIV infection occurred among the population in this region in mid 1988. Homosexuals and bisexuals are prevalent among the HIV-infected, sexual contact is the main mode of HIV transmission. In addition to delivery of HIV infection from foreign countries, there are cases of local transmission. The clinical evidence indicates that most HIV-infected people are asymptomatic. Herpes viruses, Mycobacteria tuberculosis, Toxoplasma and fungi are common among causative agents of AIDS-related infections.

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