Int Conf AIDS. 1993 Jun 6-11;9(2):646 (abstract no. PO-C01-2574). Unique
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of the 1992 revision of the AIDS case
definition by sex and risk factor for HIV infection in andalusian's
patients. METHODS: 1.106 HIV patients were evaluated clinical and with
CD4+ lymphocyte count in two cross sectional prevalence studies made in
1992, in 16 andalusian hospitals. All were identified by CDC/1987 case
definition. The patients were stratified according CDC/87 versus CDC/92
case definition by sex and risk factor. RESULTS: Among them, 424 (38.3%)
agree with the CDC/1987 AIDS case definition, and 353 (83.2%) of them
had less than 200 CD4+ cells. 175 (25.7%) patients had < 200 CD4+ counts
without CDC/87 case definition. TABULAR DATA, SEE ABSTRACT VOLUME.
CONCLUSIONS: 1) The CDC/92 case definition increases a 20% the number of
cases in our country. 2) This increase is highest in women and IDU.
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) *Cross-Cultural
Comparison *HIV Infections/CLASSIFICATION *HIV Seroprevalence/TRENDS